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Fox Finds George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' While Legendary Drops Tom Cruise's 'Kill' & Paramount Picks 'Adam'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 25, 2012 5:01 PM
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First, 20th Century Fox has come onboard George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men,” which the multi-hyphenate is set to write, direct, and star in. We’ve been hearing about this project for a while now, but due to financial constraints, Sony Pictures has had to call for a little help from Fox to back the picture. Set in World War II, the film involves a plot to protect stolen art from destruction at the hands of Nazis. Cate Blanchett is attached as the female lead, with Bill Murray apparently circling a role as well. Yeah, that’s a great cast, but none of them are exactly box office guarantees with material like this outside of Clooney – and thankfully he likes to pick edgier adult fare akin to this for his mainstream endeavors. The deal will see Fox co-finance the picture with Sony and distribute internationally. [THR]

Paramount Circles Tom Cruise 'Back To The Future' Style Sci-Fi 'Our Name Is Adam'; Kevin Costner's 'Draft Day' Gets Walking Papers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 10:04 PM
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Well, that was fast. Just a brief hint of an idea earlier today, the Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle "Our Name Is Adam" is already earning big time attention from a studio that has been putting some big faith in the actor. Meanwhile, another project looks like it's being given its walking papers.

Tom Cruise Really Likes Sci-Fi, Eyes Another One In 'Our Name Is Adam'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2012 9:21 AM
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Maybe that whole Xenu thing isn't sci-fi enough for him? Either way, Tom Cruise has really been digging the sci-fi genre of late. Earlier this year he wrapped on Joseph Kosinski's upcoming "Oblivion," this fall he's shooting "All You Need Is Kill" with Doug Liman, and now another script is keeping Cruise up at night with a flashlight under the covers.

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