For several years Tom Cruise has been attached to El Presidente but the movie has never actually got off the ground. Now he’s moving it back up the list again, with THR reporting that Doug Liman has signed on to direct the comedy.
Liman and Cruise have just worked together on the sci-fi flick Edge of Tomorrow, now they’re reuniting with a movie about a Secret Service agent (Tom Cruise) who is assigned to protect America’s worst former President, an alcoholic womanizer who was never elected President, but was elevated from Vice President after the Commander-in-Chief died.
As he has been for the last couple of year, Jack Nicholson is being eyed to play the former President, who must go on the run with his new protector when a threat is made on his life. However it’s not known whether they’ll be able to convince Jack to step on a movie set once more.
Jesse Armstrong and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Daniel J. Goor wrote the initial script, with Paul Attanasio providing a rewrite. There’s no news on exactly when it might shoot.