Tom Cruise's Scene-Stealing Les Grossman Gets His Own Film
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:29:25
Les Grossman, the scene-stealing character Tom Cruise uglied up to play in Tropic Thunder, will get his own film. Paramount and MTV Films announced that Cruise will once again don Grossman's garb for a feature-length film. Cruise reprised the character at last weekend's MTV Movie Awards. It is largely considered a terrific role for Cruise, showing his lighter side.
Cruise will star and produce alongside Tropic Thunder co-star and director Ben Stiller. In a statement that mirror's the film and character tone, Stiller said, "Les Grossman's life story is an inspiring tale of the human class struggle to achieve greatness against all odds. He has assured me he plans to quote 'Fucking kill the shit out of this movie and make Citizen fucking Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.' I am honored to be working with him."
Will this role revive Cruise's career to pre-couch jumping levels?