Melissa Leo and Rapper T.I. Join Two Different Tom Cruise Projects
There aren't too many talents out there who wouldn't jump at the chance to make a movie with Tom Cruise, and a couple more just lined up that very opportunity. First off, Deadline reports Melissa Leo will join Cruise in the Universal sci-i flick Oblivion from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. The film follows the last man (Cruise) on a post-apocalyptic and nearly uninhabitable Earth, who stays behind to repair ships that hunt down and blast a virulent alien species. However, it's not clear what role Leo will be taking in the film. Also, remember the film won't see release until April 2013 over a year from now. More casting below!
In addition, while rapper T.I. hasn't exactly made the best choices to further his acting career in films like Takers and ATL, he did have a small role in American Gangster. And now, working with Tom Cruise seems to be another good choice as he recently interviewed at SXSW (via Comic Book Movie) and revealed that he has some sort of unknown role in We Mortals Are, the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need is Kill. The film will have Cruise playing one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill and alien force. But when he dies on the battlefield, the soldier finds himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. It's Groundhog Day but with aliens and explosions. Both are quite the exciting returns to sci-fi for Cruise. Sound good?