Tom Cruise May Reunite With ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director for Drug-Trafficking Film
Tom Cruise may be heading back into the Danger Zone, reuniting with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ director Doug Liman for a new film in which Cruise would play a drug-trafficking pilot. Cruise, who is an accomplished pilot in real life, would once again take to the skies for ‘Mena,’ a new action-drama based on a true story.
According to Deadline, Cruise and Liman are circling ‘Mena,’ which would cast Cruise in the lead role of Barry Seal, a talented pilot who worked as a gun-runner and drug-trafficker for the notorious Medellin cartel and the CIA back in the ‘80s. Seal’s life was cut short when he was assassinated by the cartel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The film’s title comes from the city of Mena, Arkansas, where most of the illicit contraband landed, and where much of the criminal activity took place during the conservative era of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush—the latter of which pushed for the involvement of the CIA and U.S. military in the War on Drugs. It was also the era that birthed the D.A.R.E. program, bringing drug abuse awareness and prevention to schools.
Cruise previously worked with Liman on ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ which wasn’t just an incredible action film, but was legitimately one of the best films of 2014. The prospect of a Cruise and Liman reunion is pretty exciting, to say the least.