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Knight and Day: Cruise, Diaz Clip

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 13, 2010 at 6:54AM

The TV spots for high-octane action comedy Knight and Day inspired me to tweet: "Knight and day with cruise and diaz looks cheesy. Even with top dollar vfx."
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The TV spots for high-octane action comedy Knight and Day inspired me to tweet: "Knight and day with cruise and diaz looks cheesy. Even with top dollar vfx."

Readers immediately responded with the hope that director James Mangold (Walk the Line) might deliver the goods on June 25. Check out the more nuanced clip below. I am now guardedly optimistic. What is giving me pause? Jacked-up Tom Cruise on adrenaline. The old-as-the-hills question of whether the spy is trustworthy. (The Fox/New Regency script is credited to TV scribe Patrick O'Neill; besides Mangold partner Cathy Konrad, ex-Revolution execs Todd Garner and Joe Roth are among the producers.)

Clip on the jump.

This article is related to: Genres, Headliners, Studios, Video, Stuck In Love, Action, Tom Cruise, Twentieth Century Fox, Screenwriters


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.