Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. Could Team Up for 'El Presidente'

May 14, 2012
Source: Vulture

Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr

Here's a piece of trivia for fans of The Avengers: did you know that Tom Cruise was once set to play the role of Tony Stark? While the role eventually went to Robert Downey Jr., the two iron men might actually be teaming up in a movie of their own for Meet the Parents director Jay Roach. Vulture reports that Roach, who has dabbled in political films recently with Game Change and the upcoming The Campaign, is staying in the same realm for El Presidente, a comedy about a gung-ho Secret Service agent (Cruise) tasked with following America's worst former president, a sleazy mess (Downey). Count me in! More below!

Cruise and Downey are two of my favorite actors, so naturally I'm stoked to hear that they could be working together. It's still early in the process so we're not sure if this casting is going to pan out quite yet, but even if it doesn't, I'll still be excited about the movie because it's written by "Parks and Recreation" writer/producer Dan Goor, who had a great career writing for Conan and "The Daily Show" before writing some of the best episodes of one of NBC's funniest comedies. Apparently, the El Presidente script is getting a rewrite, but I hope this thing makes its way toward production sooner rather than later, because it sounds fantastic. Keep in mind that nothing is official yet, so stay tuned as this project develops.Interested?

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if they get cast, they should be able to do that in their sleep, as 'a gung-ho Secret Service agent' is hardly a stretch for Cruise, while RDJ can play himself from the late 90s ('a sleazy mess'). give me a decent script and i'd watch that. plus there'd be overflowing popcorn buckets of charisma between the two.

son_et_lumiere on May 14, 2012


It's a shame they didn't share any scenes in Tropic Thunder

cinemabandit on May 14, 2012


Hell to the yes.

mooreworthy on May 14, 2012


This would be cool! Heck, they could use Duran Duran's "Meet El Presidente", on the soundtrack. That would be inspired and fitting as DD, Cruise, & RDJ are former 80s revelations! 😉

Blue Silver on May 14, 2012


Sounds promising, but I would much rather have Todd Phillips as the director for this one. I think Phillips could turn in a real good action movie, if this is what it turns out to be.

Ethan Chase on May 14, 2012


oh yes please

mawria on May 15, 2012


Sounds promising! Love both actors!

Mithun Divakaran on May 15, 2012


 good i m w8ing now whan this movie come

moviesiwanted on May 16, 2012


 rob and tom will rock i know

online movies on May 16, 2012

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