Cruise Drafted for Singer Thriller
Details on the project were initially vague, but somebody fed the industry trades the information that McQuarrie's script is based the real events surrounding a group of German generals plotting to assassinate Adolph Hitler. While the trades say that Cruise agreed on Tuesday to take a lead role, no role is specified, though the "Born on the Fourth of July" star probably won't be playing Hitler.
Singer hopes to slot in the relatively inexpensive ensemble thriller before Warner Brothers' "
"Lions for Lambs," the first United Artists film since Cruise and Paula Wagner were given creative control of the company, will open on Nov. 9. Cruise was last seen on the big screen in "Mission: Impossible III."