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Tom Cruise Considering Three Films
An indie and two major pic possibles

24 October 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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In the no doubt palatial lair Tom Cruise has set up for his newly-studio free Cruise/Wagner Productions company, we imagine there’s a giant revolving board, like something out of the world’s tackiest game show which, right now, the man himself is using to try and choose his next film. Currently spinning on that wheel are two studio movies and an indie.

The big boys first: Fox’s Selling Time and Warners’ The Ha-Ha both want to add some Cruise-flavoured star power to their formula. Selling Time is currently bubbling away in development with Spike Lee stirring the pot. It’s the story of a man who is trying to relive the worst day of his life – and is aiming to do that by trading chunks of his existence with strangers. Head-scratchy? Imagine the marketing team charged with selling it.

The Ha-Ha is a little more straightforward, following a mute Gulf War veteran who has to help raise a 9-year-old child. War veteran? Injury? Can you say Born On The Forth Of July?

But hold your military horses for a minute. The current hot whispers point to indie war pic Lions For Lambs, which has been written by Matthew Carnahan, who wrote the American movie adaptation of the BBC miniseries State Of Play. A political drama focused on a platoon of US troops in Afghanistan, it already has Robert Redford interested in directing and possibly acting, with Meryl Streep being sent muffin baskets by the dozen in the hope she’ll play a journalist.

Where the arrow stops – and if it will stop on any of these three, no one knows…

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He should make Tom Cruise the movie   More

Posted by zombiemaster at 10:31 on 26 October 2006 | Report This Post

I hope he makes a good choice, although whatever hes in ill still go and watch it because hes such an amazing actor and he can pull off  anything and have me in total awe More

Posted by vickyxangel at 22:52 on 25 October 2006 | Report This Post

I always look forwars to a Cruise movie he never rarely makes bad one apart from the mission impossible sequels which were dyer. But a brilliant actor who i'd love to see more character roles now. More

Posted by doncopey1 at 21:56 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

funny The Great Eye, i noticed alot of sarcasm in that article, and in the one in the magazine.... More

Posted by Rhubarb at 20:29 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

Notice how sold out/popular movie star endorsed Empire magazine doesn't make any sarcastic remarks about Cruise and his controversial "departure" from Paramount? That's because they need to keep the big stars sweet. Boring fuckers.* *I mean, this is the biggest story about Cruise (whom I quite like actually - his characters, not himself so much) since he so famously got fired by the influential studio. More

Posted by TheGreatEye at 19:26 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

None of the above
What Tom needs to do is follow in John Travolta's footsteps and make a classic Sci Fi movie like Battlefield Earth.......Oh, wait, that was shit........... More

Posted by damn im good! at 12:34 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

Tom should do the indie film, he's done too many big budget films in a row More

Posted by Hughezy at 11:58 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

nowt new there
old tom needs a reinvention,like travolta got with pulp fiction....he needs the tarantino or not i'd pay tio see that is another matter.come back down to earth tom for all our sakes. More

Posted by danbo1138 at 10:57 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

nowt new there
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Posted by danbo1138 at 10:56 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

should consider making a film about him being a weird ass fuck-tit on the path to destruction & DTV ahahahah. look, whatever. More

Posted by Chaos Engine at 09:27 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

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