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Tom Cruise To Enter Presidential Race?
In Noyce's 28th Amendment

15 May 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Moviehole

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Little Tommy Cruise has had an unusually short "To Do" list since finishing work on Valkyrie, with his mooted comedy projects still stuck in development hell. But apparently he's back in the saddle, as Moviehole reports that he's in talks for Phillip Noyce's planned 28th Amendment.

The story apparently sees an American President, Ben Cahill (who Cruise'd be playing) discover a secret committee run by Denzel Washington that has controlled the American government since World War II. Yes, they were apparently the men on the grassy knoll who shot Kennedy, because they're willing to assassinate any President who threatens to expose them. So now Cahill's in the firing line, and wishing that he'd let Hilary win the nomination instead, we're guessing.

The fact is that any sane person would rather have Denzel running the US than Tom Cruise, but nevertheless if the pairing comes off it should be a proper thriller - and Noyce is not unfamiliar with the corridors of power, having haunted them before in the likes of Clear and Present Danger. The script's by Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, the writers behind Transformers, the upcoming Star Trek and Cruise's last big action hit, Mission: Impossible III. It's been a while since Cruise did a good ol' school thriller, so this could be a welcome return to the genre that made him a megastar.


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Conspiracy Theories...
Jump around on your couch when in love!!!! But, if you fall off the couch and smash your head, don't take any prescribed pain killers... I just hope Melvin Gibson will star in this sloppy mess. More

Posted by JoseJones at 17:16 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: President Cruise
Aye, I hadn't heard of his cameo until about 30 seconds ago when I read that post. Mind you, he did cameo in Goldmember, which was class. More

Posted by homersimpson_esq at 08:43 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: President Cruise
L: Dirty Hartigan Er, they are actors, you know Helen, and the characters they're playing in this film don't necessarily have to correspond with how you imagine these guys would be POTUS in real life. Is Tom Cruise suddenly not a good enough actor to play a stable president? sp; Oh god. I didn't say I didn't want him PLAYING a US president. Of course he can PLAY one. I was going for funny but clearly I've run aground on the rocks of confusion. It just struck me as amusin More

Posted by Helen OHara at 08:31 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

Mooted comedy project?
I thought that it was well known that Cruise has a very well received cameo in Tropic Thunder? bring the funny.And I'm getting kinda bored of the whole Cruise-hate thing out there. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 23:40 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: President Cruise
L: Helen OHara That doesn't mean I'd want him as a US president - Denzel, on the other hand, seems the stable type that one i] want in the job. sp; Er, they are actors, you know Helen, and the characters they're playing in this film don't necessarily have to correspond with how you imagine these guys would be POTUS in real life. Is Tom Cruise suddenly not a good enough actor to play a stable president? More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 20:02 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

sorry but it has to be said...OBAMA '08! More

Posted by spikespiegel at 16:55 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: batman_begins seriously, get off his back. all these jealous writers and half-wits who wishes they have his charm, good looks, and success. He's back in a big way after a big mellowing down. sp; I'll get off his back when he realises his god is phony. More

Posted by The Todge at 13:04 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Buuuuuuuuuuuuurn
Served nothing. Valkyrie, which we haven't seen yet, is a very different proposition from the films like The Firm, A Few Good Men and The Color of Money that made Cruise's name, what with us knowing the ending and it being positioned as less mainstream and more awardsy (at least until it was pushed back and back). In short, not an "ol' school thriller".   As for slagging off Cruise, I have a very high opinion of him. That doesn't mean I'd want him as a US president - Denzel, on the oth More

Posted by Helen OHara at 12:50 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Buuuuuuuuuuuuurn
You got served Helen :-) (i think that's what it means) More

Posted by AboyNamedSue at 11:23 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

seriously, get off his back. all these jealous writers and half-wits who wishes they have his charm, good looks, and success. He's back in a big way after a big mellowing down. More

Posted by batman_begins at 10:07 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Err.. Helen... part 2
umm, Helen, i read ur review of Tom's Lions for Lambs portrayal. you were behind the guy's back. pushing him for an Oscar victory. But now, you're attacking the actor and even suggesting that no one in his right mind would vote for him for President. im really confused. yeesh. anyway, i just hope that all the people who hates Tom would just get off his back. He's been mellowing down for a year now and come August 08, he's back in a big way. We still believe, Mr. Cruise. More

Posted by batman_begins at 10:06 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

The Goverment being run by a black guy? Let's not bring in the race issue here More

Posted by Simon124 at 09:16 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Err ... Helen ...
... I don't mean to be demeaning but "Valkyrie" pretty much falls under the category of "thriller". Duh. More

Posted by Sub Rosa at 08:47 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

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