Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon are in talks to sign on for cowboy movie 'Paper Wings'.

The romantic tale would see Tom play a rodeo champion who falls in love with a new country singer, played by Reese.

The project has been on the cards for some time and was with New Line studios before it arrived at Sony Pictures.

No director has yet been found for the movie, but Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment is working on the production side of the project.

Tom's career has been quiet following on from 2008 war movie 'Valkyrie', which was widely panned by critics. It would be the first time he played a cowboy.

Oscar winner Reese has also taken some time away from Hollywood. Although she voiced the part of Ginormica in animated movie 'Monsters vs Aliens' in 2009, her last big role was in comedy movie 'Four Christmases' in 2008.