By in February 12, 2009 • Filed in: News

Tom Cruise is in talks to star with Denzel Washington in “The Matarese Circle,” the David Cronenberg-directed adaptation of the Robert Ludlum thriller that MGM will put into production this year. {nl}Cruise will go mano a mano with Washington as two bitter enemy spies who, after spending two decades trying to kill one another, find themselves in the crosshairs of the Matarese, a powerful group at the root of a conspiracy. The script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (“Wanted”) contemporizes Ludlum’s original Cold War premise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Nick Wechsler will produce with Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith’s newly formed Captivate Entertainment. Henry Morrison is exec producer. {nl}The deal is coming together quickly, and it is unclear whether it will be structured in such a way that MGM can tap the Merrill Lynch production funding that was raised when Cruise became an owner of UA. {nl}Project becomes the marquee film under the new regime of MGM topper Mary Parent, and the film is expected to be released in 2010. {nl}Cruise, who’s coming off “Valkyrie,” is expected next to star with Charlize Theron in “The Tourist” for Spyglass. {nl}Source:  Michael Fleming, Variety

By in February 10, 2009 • Filed in: News, Valkyrie Interviews

With the tremendous influx in news, interviews and pics over the past couple of weeks which kept everyone busy, we’re just getting around to posting some additional video’s from Tom’s international press tour. This one is from Moscow and the press conference he gave before the premiere.

By in February 9, 2009 • Filed in: News, Press Valkyrie

Tom’s worldwide appeal continues.  He’s the cover subject of numerous international magazines this month.  Below are just a couple of them.{nl}{nl}

By in February 9, 2009 • Filed in: News

“It was… It was interesting. There’s been a few different guys that we talked to. And early on there were discussion about having an Ocean’s Eleven cast. Tom Cruise and whoever. I went to him. He called me after 300 just to say that movie was awesome and ask what was I doing. And I said I was working on this thing Watchmen and he said, ‘Well, come tell me about it.’ So I went over to his house and we just kind of rapped about it. And we really didn’t go much further than that. “And then the other day, I went over there and showed him our first trailer and he was like, ‘This is frickin’ cool.’ Which is cool. He’s a pretty cool guy. And I think he’s just genuinely interested in the movie. Everybody was like, ‘Oh he’s Tom Cruise, he must have an ulterior motive about wanting to be in it or something.’ But I really just think he just wanted to see it. {nl}Source:  IGN

By in February 7, 2009 • Filed in: News, Valkyrie News

By in February 7, 2009 • Filed in: News, Valkyrie Interviews

THESE VIDEOS ARE A MUST SEE FOR ANY CRUISE FAN!!{nl}Tom speaks in depth about the preparation and filming of ‘Valkyrie’, Bryan Singer as his director, as well as the real incident that inspired the film and his personal feelings about Operation: Valkyrie. This is Tom at his best and most exciting speaking about something he loves.  Enjoy the video’s{nl}

By in February 7, 2009 • Filed in: News

By in February 6, 2009 • Filed in: News

We’ve added lots of scans to our gallery. They’re from this weeks Spanish magazines, which are reporting on Tom’s visit to Madrid. We have Hola, OK and other ones HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.  Enjoy them!{nl}

By in February 6, 2009 • Filed in: News

Tom was in Mexico City yesterday promoting Valkyrie. You can enjoy some pics of the premiere he attended in our gallery.{nl}Premiere Mexico- February 5th 2009{nl}

By in February 5, 2009 • Filed in: News

{nl}The Friday, Feb. 6, edition of ESPN2’s “NASCAR Now” will include an interview with actor Tom Cruise, the sports network says.{nl}Scheduled to run at 5 p.m. Eastern time, Cruise discusses his interest in stock car racing and recalls driving at Daytona during filming of the 1990 movie “Days of Thunder.” Cruise played Cole Trickle, a rookie looking for success in NASCAR’s premiere division. Robert Duval was the Trickle team’s crew chief in the film and Randy Quaid played the car owner. Nicole Kidman portrayed a doctor who was Trickle’s love interest.{nl}The plot was loosely based – some fans and critics might say several rounds too loose – on some key NASCAR figures of the time: Cruise as Tim Richmond, Duval as Harry Hyde and Quaid as Rick Hendrick. {nl}Then-NASCAR drivers Greg Sacks, Tommy Ellis, Bobby Hamilton and Hut Stricklin, among others, assisted in filming race scenes, while a number of other drivers, media and racing personalities of the time made appearances.{nl}Cruise lays claim to a lifelong passion for racing and speaks with ESPN2 about racing and movies as the season-opening Daytona 500 nears. Some excerpts:{nl}”You just see our history through time, our love affair with the automobile.{nl}”Having that opportunity to drive those cars on the track, meet those drivers that I got to meet. Making movies, I love it because I get to enter into a world and you meet these people. And the generosity that I’ve been extended by these people – whether it’s NASCAR or “Jerry McGuire” – it’s a great life because I’m interested in life and in engaging in life, and to have those experiences I feel very privileged.” {nl}Source:  That’s Racin