I don’t really see Tom Cruise in this role as he has reportedly taken to the upcoming remake of the 1957 Western 3:10 to Yuma reports Variety.
Variety reported three days ago that Walk the Line director James Mangold and his wife, producer Cathy Konrad, have set the Columbia Pictures remake 3:10 to Yuma as the next film he’ll direct. Cruise became interested in the film after Stuart Beattie, who penned the Cruise-Jamie Foxx starrer Collateral, turned in a rewrite of the script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Word is that Cruise is interested in playing the villain, who is being brought to justice by a lone lawman.
Cruise as a bad guy in a western doesn’t seem to work, but this isn’t the only film the actor has his eye on. According to Variety he is also interested in Two Minutes to Midnight, a drama at Fox that Adrian Lyne is ready to direct about a divorce lawyer whose wife is kidnapped. He is ordered to find his wife by 11:58 or kill himself.
The other most mentioned candidate is Fool’s Gold, a Warner Bros. drama about a divorced couple who rekindle romance during a treasure hunt. Andy Tennant is ready to direct a script by John Claflin and Daniel Zelman.
Cruise is expected to make a decision within the next two weeks, but until then let’s keep our focus on one of my most anticipated films of the year starring the mad-scientologist, Mission: Impossible 3.