“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor Domhnall Gleeson is in talks to join Tom in the Universal, Imagine and Cross Creek co-production ‘Mena’.
If a deal closes, Gleeson would join Sarah Wright, who is on board to join the cast with Doug Liman set to direct. Brian Grazer will produce for his Imagine Entertainment along with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson as well as Doug Davidson.
Pic is based on the spec by Gary Spinelli and follows Barry Seal, a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America. Seal finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the U.S., one that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House through the Iran Contra scandal.
Cross Creek will finance the pic. Kim Roth will exec produce and oversee the project for Imagine, with senior VP of production Kristin Lowe overseeing for Universal. Jason Seagrave will oversee on behalf of Cross Creek.
Tom was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today where he has showed two clips from Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation and some behind-the-scenes of the plane stunt. Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson were with him.
We’ve also added a pic from yesterday already in Las Vegas of Tom with vice-chairman of Paramount, Rob Moore and with stunt driver Paul Dallenbach.
Jayma Mays (Glee) has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in Mena, Doug Liman’s drug-pilot drama from Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. It’s a fact-based tale about Barry Seal (Tom), a pilot who was a gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel during the 1980s. The title refers to Mena, AR, where a lot of the illegal activity took place under the noses of Presidents Reagan and Bush and then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. Mays will play Dana Sibota, the Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas. Foul-mouthed, unreasonable, demanding and the kind of boss everyone hates, she desperately wants to take Seal down. Mays voices Dulcinea in The Adventures Of Puss In Boots. Repped by UTA and Framework Entertainment, Mays next appears in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp and Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we can enjoy this new pic of Tom in Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation. You can see the full article HERE.
Here you have a new pic from Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation with Simon Pegg and Alec Baldwin.
Although it still hasn’t been officially announced it looks Tom’s next movie will be ‘Mena’.
Deadline has announced Sarah Wright Olsen (Marry Me) has been cast opposite Tom in Mena, the drug-pilot drama from Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. It’s a fact-based tale about Barry Seal (Cruise), a pilot who was a gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel during the 1980s. The title refers to Mena, AR, where a lot of the illegal activity took place under the noses of Presidents Reagan and Bush and then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. Wright will play Barry’s wife Lucy Seal, a former homecoming queen-turned-homemaker who in the beginning is completely unaware of her husband’s exploits. Wright stars on NBC’s Marry Me, and other recent credits include Mixology and Parks And Recreation and the features Walk Of Shame and 21 & Over. She is repped by Ellen Meyer Management. Sarah has confirmed the news on her Twitter account.
There is also news from Prodution Weekley that the movie is scheduled to begin filming in Atlanta on May 18th.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed the Blu-ray release of director Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell and Penélope Cruz (who was cast as Sofia in both Alejandro Amenábar’s 1997 original and Crowe’s 2001 remake). With all-new enhanced content, a filmmakers’ commentary, and alternate ending, Vanilla Sky makes its Blu-ray debut on June 30th.
Synopsis: Tom Cruise delivers one of his finest performances in this unforgettably powerful film that reunites him with his Jerry Maguire director, Cameron Crowe. Young, handsome and wealthy, publishing tycoon David Aames (Cruise) can have anything his heart desires. Still, David’s charmed life seems incomplete. One night, David meets the woman of his dreams (Penélope Cruz) and believes he may have found the missing piece. But a fateful encounter with a jealous lover (Cameron Diaz) suddenly sends David’s world out of control, rocketing him on a roller coaster ride of romance, sex, suspicion and dreams… to a shocking, final awakening you will never forget.
Vanilla Sky, a Cruise/Wagner-Vinyl Films Production, is a remake of the 1997 Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Released by Paramount Pictures in 2001, the film was directed by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), with an eponymous song, “Vanilla Sky,” composed by Sir Paul McCartney. The song was nominated for both the 2001 Academy Award for Music (Original Song) and 2002 Golden Globes for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Cameron Diaz also received nominations (2002 Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award) for her supporting role in the film.
The Blu-ray release will contain two versions of Vanilla Sky: the 2001 original theatrical cut and the new Alternate Ending Version. Special features include:
- NEW – Alternate Ending Version of the Film
- NEW – 13 Deleted, alternate and extended scenes with commentary by director Cameron Crowe
- NEW – Vignette: Mask Test
- NEW – Vignette: Kurt Russell Single Take
- Feature Commentary by Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson and Tom Cruise
- Photo Gallery with audio introduction by photographer Neal Preston, including new behind the scenes photos
- Interview with Paul McCartney
- Music Video “Afrika Shox” by Leftfield/Afrika Bambaataa
- Gag Reel
- And More…
Tom and Connor were spotted at Maryland Terrapins vs Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinal at Amalie Arena, in Tampa, Florida yesterday. Enjoy HQ’s in the gallery.