Tom Cruise lines up next film with The Revenant director - all the details

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23 Feb 2024, 10:37

Tom Cruise, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of The Revanent (2015)

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Hollywood leading man Tom Cruise has signed up for his next role alongside The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. 

The Mission: Impossible actor recently signed a deal with Warner Bros to produce and star in new theatrical titles, and it seems the first one has been lined up. 

According to Deadline, Tom will star in Iñárritu’s next currently untitled film, which is being co-written by Birdman’s Alexander Dinelaris and Nicolas Giacobone. 

There are currently no plot details just yet, but as per his new arrangement with Warner Bros, Cruise will be at the helm not just on-screen but off-screen as producer too. 

The new movie will be Iñárritu’s first English-language project since the Oscar-winning Revenant, which landed Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Academy award following four nominations. 

It’ll be a little while before Tom is on the big screen for Iñárritu’s next massive project, but the Vanilla Sky star is also very busy getting together the eighth Mission: Impossible flick

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two’s release has been pushed back to May 2025, which means by that time, it will have been two years since fans last watched Tom hang off several cliffs or jump off mountains.

While Tom often volunteers himself for the very nerve-wracking scenes, he had to go through M:I 7 director and longtime collaborator Christopher McQuarrie to get them off the ground (literally), and according to the filmmaker, there were a number of stunts he regretted signing off on. 

While chatting at the UK premiere in London in June 2023, Christopher told that they both said yes to stunts, no matter how dangerous... but not without some trepidation. 

He explained: “There were a number of stunts I have suggested which I then later regretted ever having brought up. But [Tom will] rise to any challenge, anything you throw at him, he's excited to try.”

On whether he’s ever felt scared watching Tom at work while on land, sea or air, Christopher admitted it’s not always easy viewing seeing the megastar put himself through dangerous situations. 

Christopher added: “It's definitely frightening. It's more frightening in retrospect. You're so focused on all of the many moving parts and eliminating all of the variables. You just have to live in the moment. You just have to be very, very present and in the present time. 

“You might have the time to think about what could have gone wrong, but the movie keeps going. I'm sure some time a couple of years from now, I'll look back on this and think, what was I thinking? Until then, we just have to finish the movie.”