Monday, August 11, 2008

FILM: Jolie steals Cruise's part

Tom Cruise was supposed to star in the espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt, but he mysteriously dropped out. Instead of lining up another big name actor to take over the role, the producers gave it to Angelina Jolie.

Obviously, they'll have to tweak the script, which is about "a CIA officer who's accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy and must elude capture long enough to establish their innocence."
Kurt Wimmer (Thomas Crown Affair and Street Kings) is writing and Philip Noyce (Catch a Fire and The Bone Collector) is directing.

But don't worry about Cruise, he's busy courting a future in comedy. Hoping that his cameo in Tropic Thunder will jumpstart a comedic career--since, apparently, being attractive has gone out the window--he's vying for a role in Food Fight. It's the story of a "snooty New York chef who is forced to cook meals at a school cafeteria."
Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) is writing and Steven Brill (Drillbit Taylor and Mr. Deeds) is directing.

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