Tom Cruise & 'Edge of Tomorrow' Director Reteaming for 'Mena'
If you haven't gone out of your way to check out the highly entertaining and surprisingly funny sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow (or Live Die Repeat as it's been retitled on home video), then you should remedy that immediately. And it sounds like star Tom Cruise loved the experience of working with director Doug Liman since THR has word that the two are going to reteam for Mena, an 80s set drug trafficking thriller set up at Universal Pictures. Nearly a year ago, Ron Howard was attached to direct when Universal Pictures won the script in a heated auction by paying $1 million for the story written by Gary Spinelli. More below!
The film follows Barry Seal, a 300-pound pilot who made a living as a gun runner and drug trafficker who moved goods for the CIA and the infamous Medeillin drug cartel. The title is in reference to Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of this illegal activity happened and went unnoticed by the likes of Ronald Regan, George H. W. Bush and then-governor Bill Clinton, before Seal met a grisly end. Cruise is hardly a 300-pound man, and we can't imagine him gaining that much weight for the roe, so it sounds like the character attributes will be adjusted slightly. Or he can just get beefed up with make-up and prosthetic pieces like he did to play Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. Speaking of which, when is that movie happening?