Tom Cruise is in talks to star in three new movies. He is set to star in
Lions for Lambs, a political drama revolving around a platoon of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Robert Redford will direct the movie and Meryl Streep is in negotiations to be Cruise’s co-star.
- I Married a Witch, directed by Danny De Vito is a drama film about an injured Gulf War vet who is forced to care for an orphaned child.
- Spike Lee’s Selling Time, a drama about a man who sells back chunks of time in his life for a chance to relive and change the worst day of his life. (‘ Reminds me of Click ‘)
According to Variety, if Cruise agrees to star in one of the pics, the project would mark the actor’s first film since he and partner Paula Wagner left Paramount in August. No doubt, there will be a huge paycheck on offer for each film, he could use his departure from Paramount as an excuse to get more money, but that’s not our Tom right?
Jennifer Aniston has signed up to appear in Counter Clockwise. The story follows Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, who is known for her work in the illusion of control, decision-making and aging theories. The script focuses on a real study Langer conducted in which she reversed the aging process of her subjects by making them believe they were younger. Isn’t that called hypnosis? Filming is expected to start next year, definately a 15-25yo chick flick ugh!
George Clooney has agreed to star in new movie Burn After Reading. According to Production Weekly it will be directed by the Coen brothers. It will be the third time Clooney has worked with the duo. Previous films include O Brother, Where Art Thou?in 2000 and 2003′s Intolerable Cruelty.
The film will be loosely based on Admiral Stansfield Turner’s novel Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors and Secret Intelligence. From 1977 to 1981 the author served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The film is due to start shooting in August 2007.
I have to mention though, what is up with all these political stance actors doing primarily war films. It’s crazy, isn’t there anything else to make films about? May I suggest taking a look at Brown Peril: The Tim Porch Story to get your creative juices flowing?