The ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ star is reportedly being eyed for the long in development project.
Tom Cruise’s next film could have him hearing all our inner songs as the star of comedy, Bob the Musical. The film has been in development since 2004 but it is said to be gathering steam again at Disney, with the Mission Impossible star in contention for the lead role.
Cruise will next be seen in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation.
The Wrap reports Cruise is currently tipped to take the lead in the comedy, which concerns a regular guy whose life becomes a musical after a blow to the head leaves him suddenly able to hear everyone’s inner songs. Disney are also said to be looking at Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius to direct, while The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller have reportedly expressed interest in the past.
While the script has gone through many changes in the past decade its most recent draft comes from Allan Loeb who penned Jennifer Aniston vehicles The Switch and Just Go With It. Producing will be Tripp Vinson and Beau Flynn along with Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of Benderspink.
If Cruise signs on it will be his first comedy since 2012’s Rock of Ages, which also featured a script by Loeb. The 52 year old is currently gearing up for the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation on July 31st, the fifth instalment of the successful action franchise.
His next scheduled project is drug thriller Mena, directed by The Edge of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman, which tells the true story of smuggler Barry Seal. Mena is expected to begin filming later this year.
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