Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
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Don’t get mad at Tropic Thunder! The trades are reporting that Connor Cruise, the 13-year-old son of Tom Cruise, will make his feature debut portraying a young Will Smith in Smith’s emotional drama, Seven Pounds, due this December. It’s said that Connor Cruise will appear mostly in photographs and will not have a speaking part.
Seven Pounds is from Gabriele Muccino, who directed Smith in the rather melancholy and surprisingly sap-less hit drama The Pursuit of Happyness. In that film, Smith’s real life kid, Jaden Smith, played his son (believably). Joining Smith and the young Cruise in the “emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers” are Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson and Barry Pepper. Oh yeah, and Connor Cruise is black.