Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman and star Tom Cruise may soon reteam on a 1980s drug thriller titled Mena at Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter. Ron Howard was previously attached to direct the project.
According to the trade, the film tells the story of Barry Seal, a fired TWA pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel. He was later recruited by the DEA and CIA to provide intelligence, with his work tying to the Iran Contra scandal. He was assassinated by Colombians in 1986.
Cross Creek Pictures will finance the film and Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson will produce alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison.
Tom Cruise is currently filming Mission: Impossible 5 for a December 25, 2015 release.
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