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Tom Cruise may play politician who gets caught cheating for Warner Bros.
Anyone notice Tom Cruise has gone a bit off the radar? No, Cruise hasn't retired from acting, but his public appearances and interviews have been at a minimum. This is partially because Cruise has been busy shooting new films such as "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," but it's been a specific publicity strategy since he staged something of a comeback with "Tropic Thunder" and "Valkyrie" at the end of 2008. And despite 20th Century Fox's bumbling of the domestic release of "Knight and Day" (the film made $185 million overseas), Cruise is still in demand.
The still youthful 48-year-old will play the leading role in Adam Shankman's musical "Rock of Ages" this summer and now he's attached to an intriguing new project with "Crazy Stupid Love" screenwriter Adam Fogelman. According to Deadline, the untitled picture will find Cruise playing a politician who gets caught in an affair. He then returns to his hometown where he confronts some longstanding issues. A number of studios including Fox and Paramount bid on the project, but Warner Bros. sealed the deal. When Cruise shoot the dramedy is unclear. He also just came aboard Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" which is transitioning from Disney to Universal.