We recently heard that Tom Cruise had been replaced by Angelina Jolie in Edwin A. Salt, and now The Hollywood reporter have word that Cruise is loosely attached to Food Fight, a warmhearted comedy about a snooty New York chef who is forced to cook meals at a school cafeteria.
“Food Fight” would mark a departure for Cruise, who has made few comedies since his breakout role in 1983’s “Risky business”: His last such lead role was in 1996’s dramedy “Jerry Maguire.”
In “Tropic Thunder,” Cruise plays an overweight, over-the-top studio exec in what advance word has billed as a movie-stealing performance. Cruise has had other bit comedy parts over the years in films like “Austin Powers: Goldmember.”
Maybe Cruise has realised doing serious movies like Lions for Lambs won’t be getting him an Oscar anytime soon, so why not do a few comedies? After 5 years of us laughing at him he can then do another serious movie where he plays a disabled schizophrenic war veteran. Then he will finally get that Oscar. Perfect!