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Cruise signs with Robert Redford

TomCruise.jpgThe word is out that Tom Cruise is definitely signed up for the film Lions for Lambs which Robert Redford will direct and will star Meryl Streep. You know I think I know who's coming out on top after the Paramount war of words.

The new Paula Wagner run studio, United Artists, is set to finance the film and Coming Soon have the overview of the film:

"Lambs" is a Matthew Carnahan-scripted drama that consists of three interconnected storylines: Cruise as a congressman who interacts with a journalist (Streep); Redford as an idealistic professor who attempts to inspire a privileged student in his class; and a third storyline about a pair of American soldiers wounded in enemy territory, one of whom is Redford's former student.

So Redford is starring and directing, now that has my attention. Streep has been pounding out some stunning performances of late, and this all means that we might just get to see one of those excellent Cruise performances like we've seen in Magnolia, Collateral or The Last Samurai.

So far there's nothing but good news coming from this Paramount split, and Cruise has another two projects already in the pipeline, both of which sound great. Is this a return to some strong acting roles for him?



That is power. It seems that now Cruise is going to engage into more personal projects, so to speak.

If only for the names involved, this looks quite promising.

That's it! So who's having the loudest laughter now eh? I am so thrilled for Tom, maybe we are in the minority of cheering for him over here because it's just the definition of kewl to dis Cruise right now, but hey, look how it all turned around for him.

I think he is such a talented and versatile actor, he's already proven he is good with action films evident by the success of the Mission Impossible franchise, that he can do rom-coms (Jerry Maguire) with a bit of drama in it, really heavy dramatic stuff in what you already mentioned above but you forgot to include Born on the 4th of July and as Lestat in the campy Interview with the Vampire.

Not to mention Redford and Streep reunited again! I so loved them in Out of Africa!


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