Previously agreed to put Bryan Singer's untitled WWII thriller at United Artists that he now is running with Paula Wagner, Tom Cruise appears to have something else in mind on the project.
The megastar turns out to have signed on to topline the flick, the second feature coming from the company after "Lions for Lambs" which he also stars in. Apart from these two, the hunk is also attached to play a role opposite Ben Stiller in 20th Century Fox's comedy "The Hardy Men" under the direction of "Night at the Museum" helmer Shawn Levy.
Meanwhile, filming on the picture is due to begin this summer based on a script written by Chris McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander, who are also set to produce with Singer and co-produce, respectively. Said to be similar to Singer's 1995 effort "The Usual Suspects" in that it is a multi-character ensemble piece, it will be based on actual events about German generals who scheme to assassinate Adolph Hitler at the height of WWII.