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Tom Cruise Looks To Join The Circle
Cronenberg's take on Ludlum's Matarese

12 February 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Variety

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Tom Cruise is warming up for his Bourne moment in a film based on Robert Ludlum thriller The Matarese Circle. Cruise is in negotiations to star alongside Denzel Washington, as they play enemy spies forced to team up the face of conspiratorial collective the Matarese in the David Cronenberg directed thriller.

The film has franchise potential written all over it, with rights to Ludlum's The Matarese Coutdown also having been acquired by MGM, and Wanted writing tag-team Michael Brandt and Derek Haas drafted in to bring the Cold War plot up to date.

Cruise, who has just finished his tour of promotional duty for Valkyrie, has plenty of irons in the fire for the coming year but is anticipated to star alongside Charlize Theron next in The Tourist. Washington, meanwhile, announced not that long ago that he would take a break from dazzling us on the silver screen to duck behind the camera – but as with The Taking of Pelham 123, also out this year, this opportunity was obviously too good to miss.  

The Matarese Circle is expected to be fast-tracked into production later this year for a 2010 release.


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Seems a dream match up to me
Washington/Cruise (as Dezel was the first to sign up for the movie) can only be as good as Crowe/Washington were in American Gangster. It seems a bit left-field to get Cronenberg to helm it, but a great choice as he's fantastic. Since the Mission Impossible movies diminished in quality and Box Office takings I think Tom senses a new francise opportunity. They are both brilliant actors so lets hope David Cronenberg surronds them with an equally great cast. More

Posted by Taz69 at 14:10 on 12 February 2009 | Report This Post

Cruise/Washington/Cronenberg
A combination of any two of those names would've been hugely intriguing and exciting, but all three? This could be something special. More

Posted by chizmund at 13:38 on 12 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: cruise continues his quest.....
iv always liked cruise, i think he gets an unfair deal from the press. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 12:05 on 12 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: cruise continues his quest.....
Tom Cruise still generates interest.. on his way back to the top without a doubt, after his little lunacy stumble in the public eye. More

Posted by Drone at 11:56 on 12 February 2009 | Report This Post

cruise continues his quest.....
to work with every well known director ever known...just Cameron, Tarentino and Fincher to go  More

Posted by jackcarter at 11:51 on 12 February 2009 | Report This Post

cool
the thought of cruise in a cronenberg flick is actually of real interest. roll on. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 10:42 on 12 February 2009 | Report This Post


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