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05.28.09 18 Comments

Tom Cruise’s last three movies were the disappointing Valkyrie and Mission Impossible, and the über flop Lions for Lambs, but of course that didn’t keep Hollywood’s panties from going moist with anticipation about what his next film would be.  Answer: Wichita, from director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma), co-starring Cameron Diaz.

According to sources, Cruise and Diaz have approved the script, and their deals are in advanced negotiations. While Fox has not officially dated the picture [they just boned one time after a keg party –ed.], sources said the studio is eyeing a summer 2010 release. The script has been through many machinations, but the most recent drafts were done by Scott Frank, with Mangold currently fine-tuning the script with Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island”). Two-hander has several action scenes. [Variety]

Tom Cruise’s script approval is important, because he’s literally a dyslexic who believes alien spirits control our thoughts.  Oh, and don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t know what a “two-hander” is, I had to look it up too.  Apparently it means a script with two main characters.  I was thinking it was a guy with a huge weiner.  (*shrugs*)

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