Tom Cruise in Talks to Join 28th Amendment
by Alex Billington
May 18, 2008
We missed this news when it first hit, but I thought it was too cool to pass up in the end. Moviehole confirms that Tom Cruise is in talks to join the thriller 28th Amendment. Never heard of it? Neither have I, but once you hear about the plot, you'll definitely be interested, too. Written by Transformers and Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, 28th Amendment follows US president Ben Cahill (played by Tom Cruise) who discovers that a secret committee (run by Denzel Washington) has controlled the government since WWII. This hidden power structure assassinates potential troublemakers to serve its own needs, and having made the discovery, the president now finds himself in the firing line.
I can't seem to find much else about this, but the project seems to be currently pulling itself together. Moviehole states that Phillip Noyce, of Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Catch a Fire, is directing, however IMDb lists Kevin Macdonald, of The Last King of Scotland, instead. I'm not sure which one is legit, since there isn't any other public information out there, but we'll be sure to up to you once these details are all confirmed. Noyce might have recently replaced Macdonald if this is indeeded going into production at Warner Brothers soon.
The plot sounds like a twisted and sophisticated National Treasure, which interested me enough to eventually write something about this project. However, I'd rather wait for more details in the future. If Cruise and Washington are both involved, I could definitely see this turning out great. I'm not sure it will be a blockbuster sized film, but it could still turn out to be an intense and riveting thriller.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Sounds cool minus the Tom Cruise part.
Ryan on May 18, 2008
Ohh, it's a documentary.
Colin (brother of Mike) Hunt on May 18, 2008
Hmm, sounds kind of silly to me. No one "controls" the gov't. It's just a bunch of a-holes wanting more power and money. But I could be wrong and it could be a fine film. Haven't even seen a trailer yet, so I must hold of on the scathing. /Cruise sucks.
Puke on May 18, 2008
holy crap cruise is trying to make a comeback.
Darrin on May 18, 2008
I'm all for any movie that's about taking down The Man! Oh, and I love Tom Cruise('s movies. Well most of them.).
kevjohn on May 18, 2008
Tom Cruise doesn't need to make a comeback; he's always made awesome films.
David on May 18, 2008
I've only ever liked Tom Cruise in two films "The Last Samurai" and "Interview with the Vampire" and that's it. This could perhaps be another one, I am interested.
Garrett.king on May 18, 2008
lions for lambs was incredible as well as the two listed above... that said this movie does sound good. As crazy as some people call tom cruise, he does make above average movies.
b-ran on May 19, 2008
Tom Cruise may be a nut job in his normal life and i don't care for him he can do whatever, but he is a great actor and i love his movies, ill keep my eye on this sounds interesting.
Curtis on May 19, 2008
Media and tabloids manage to make Cruise a crazy person; wow, anyway. Both great actors (only De Niro can object). It's actually a documentary indeed. What's the naem of the powerful secret organisation already? I remember they made the whole "Iraq got weapon of mass destruction"; it's true.
Ana on May 19, 2008
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