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Tom Cruise to Grace the Big Screen Again

Well, Tom Cruise is asking us to take him seriously again, by agreeing to star in a World War II thriller that he is also producing. It's going to be tough, especially with the grave subject matter, to watch this crazy egomaniac without rolling my eyes. But I have faith in director Bryan Singer, responsible for the excellent film The Usual Suspects and executive producer of Fox's "House." According to Variety:

The thriller is based on actual events, as German generals hatch a scheme to assassinate Adolph Hitler at the height of WWII. In subsequent meetings, Singer asked Cruise if he wanted to play a central role and he agreed Tuesday.

Cruise's UA partner Paula Wagner said, "I cannot think of a more perfect combination of creative elements for our second production."

Hmm... I can! Namely, a combination of "elements" that doesn't include Tom Cruise, perhaps. I wish I could get excited about this, since the director and script sound solid, but instead there's a grim feeling of dread creeping through my insides — and not in the thriller movie kind of way. What do you think of this news? Tom also has some other production projects underway, so

The Cruise and Wagner-led United Artists may also be set to acquire to rights to Youth Without Youth, Francis Ford Coppola's first movie in a decade. According to Variety:

Coppola adapted, produced and directed "Youth Without Youth" from the 1976 novel by Romanian-born religious historian Mircea Eliade. Coppola screened the film on Feb. 22 for friends in the Bay Area, including Carroll Ballard and George Lucas.

As much as Cruise gives me the creeps, he and Wagner seem to be snapping up some pretty cool projects, and at least Tom won't be starring in this one.


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Oona Oona 10 years
I can't for Tom's next movie. We watched Minority report last night, and he made me cry again. he is a terrific actor, intense, grief and emotion can go through him at the same time. Nobody mesure to Tom (depp like costumes and disguise too much) I think only the people brainwashed and fed up of tabloids can't see him onscreen. It's their loss. Tom doesn't need them. *Nothing's gonna change my world* Thank you John.
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
i can't separate him from his crazy scientology ways anymore. I don't think I could watch him onscreen and take him seriously.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Not only are they out of good ideas and thus the recent regurgtation of silly remakes that pale in comparison to the originals..but they have apparently run out of talent. If Tom is their best bet..there is no hope for the future of Hollywood. Even if this movie was touted as the most important movie in the history of film..I still wouldn't watch it unless I am sick, on cold medicine, flipping the channels at 2am and there is nothing else on cable but Cimemax's strange after hours porn collection and NASA's latest launch of a satalite.. only then would I lower myself to watch Tom stroke his own enormous ego. But other than that I have no strong opinion on the matter.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
Is there ever going to be a point when the greater society at large decides that there have been too many WWII movies made? Are the writers out of all other ideas?
SU3 SU3 10 years
I'm with hellolover - it's going to be great seeing him in a movie again
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Ugh, I was hoping working with Tom Cruise would become the kiss of death in Hollywood, and people would avoid his new production company. Why would these great people want to be involved with Cruise, with all the negative press around him. But I great article Buzz. ------------------------------------------------------ "If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate" Elbert Hubbard
hellolover hellolover 10 years
Tom went more than a little crazy, but since Suri was introduced to the world, he's back in my favor. It'll be nice to see him working hard again.
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