Well, we can take one film off of Tom Cruise’s very long What Movie I Might Do Next list. The actor has bowed out of the Warner Bros. drama The 28th Amendment, to be directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others). In fact, Cruise was never officially attached to the film from Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Evidently, his “discussions” were literally just discussions.
So the actor, who surprised with last year’s successful Valkyrie, is still deciding on his next starring vehicle. Sources say the two most likely projects are the MGM-produced Matarese Circle with Denzel Washington and director David Cronenberg, or Spyglass’ remake of The Tourist, scripted by Valkyrie writer Christopher McQuarrie, in which Cruise would star opposite Charlize Theron. He is also attached to DreamWorks’ Motorcade, with Len Wiseman directing. Sources have said that Cruise bowed out of this project, too, but DreamWorks confirmed Tuesday that it’s still on and in early script stages with writer Billy Ray (State of Play). The two Fox projects Cruise has attached his name to are also still developing. Wichita, opposite Cameron Diaz, is being rewritten by Scott Frank (The Lookout), and the studio just hired Ed Solomon to rewrite Hardy Men, in which Cruise would possibly star opposite Ben Stiller.