Tom Cruise in Talks To Star in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Film at Warner Bros. and Legendary

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Tom Cruise in Talks To Star in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Film at Warner Bros. and Legendary

Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment are in negotiations for a new film from Alejandro González Iñárritu, with Tom Cruise attached to star. The untitled project would be Iñárritu’s first English-language film since ‘The Revenant.’

The film will be produced and directed by Iñárritu, with a script he co-wrote in 2023 with “Birdman” co-writers Nicolas Giacobone and Alexander Dinelaris, along with Sabina Berman. Plot details are still under wraps.

This will be Cruise’s first film since signing a deal to develop and produce theatrical films with Warner Bros. Discovery in January. His last project with the studio was “Edge of Tomorrow” a decade ago.

Most recently, Cruise appeared in “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cruise’s other upcoming films include the eighth “Mission: Impossible” film for Paramount, as well as an upcoming Universal action movie from Doug Liman that will make him “the first civilian to do a spacewalk” outside the International Space Station.

Iñárritu won back-to-back Academy Awards his direction of “Birdman” in 2015 and “The Revenant” in 2016. He followed up those projects with 2017’s “Flesh and Sand” (“Carne y Arena”), a virtual-reality short giving viewers the perspective of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with a coyote. The project debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and earned a special achievement Oscar in 2018. In 2022, he co-wrote, co-scored, edited, produced and directed “Bardo,” which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography.

Cruise and Iñárritu are both represented by CAA.

Deadline was first to report the news.

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