The wonderful Denise has sent me this:
Adam Sandler Weighed as Cruise Co-Star
By Zorianna Kit
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Adam Sandler, who stepped out of his usual comedic mold to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch-Drunk Love” last year, appears to be eyeing another left turn in his choice of characters.
On Wednesday night, Sandler was scheduled to meet with filmmaker Michael Mann to discuss the possibility of starring opposite Tom Cruise in the director’s “Collateral” for DreamWorks.
If he joins the project, Sandler would play Max, the meek cab driver who picks up a passenger (Cruise) who takes him hostage.
From: Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
And from Chantal:
Role Call: Cruise Kills in Collateral, Goyer Helms Blade III
Ali direct Michael Mann will helm the drama Collateral for DreamWorks. The pic, expected to start in October, will star Tom Cruise in the lead role of a contract killer … David Goyer, who wrote all three installments of the Blade franchise, will also take the helm for Blade III. Goyer and star Blade star Wesley Snipes have not met to sign off on dates, but New Line Cinema expects to start production in Vancouver this summer. Goyer and Snipes previously worked together on ZigZag … Brittany Murphy has signed on two Warner Bros. projects, the comedy Major Movie Star and the CGI-animated project Happy Feet. Both films call for Murphy to sing.
CRUISE AS ‘COLLATERAL’
June 3, 2003 | TOM CRUISE may be going bad. The superstar, according to Daily Variety, could take on the role of a hitman in director MICHAEL MANN’s next project, ‘Collateral.’ The movie reportedly happens during a single terrifying night in which a cab driver picks up a fare and winds up being taken hostage. The passenger then forces the cabbie to squire him around town while he takes care of business.
I also have a bunch of articles on the supposed break-up. I won’t publish because it’s not true. If ET announces it, I’ll believe. Otherwise, I wont.