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Feb. 11, 2009by: Mike Sampson
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After dropping out of EDWIN A. SALT over creative differences and mulling over a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, Tom Cruise looks set to star in a different spy thriller. Cruise is in talks to co-star with Denzel Washington in the action-thriller THE MATARESE CIRCLE. Perhaps even more exciting is the news that Cruise would work with director David Cronenberg who is set to direct the film for MGM. In the film, Cruise and Washington would star as rival spies who suddenly find themselves targets and must team up to stop a conspiracy.

The film it's based on a pretty exciting novel by Robert Ludlum and there's a lot of twists and surprises so expect more than just we-used-to-be-enemies-but-we're-forced-to-be-allies. In fact these guys have no interest in being allies and I've heard their relationship described as Viggo Mortenson and Ed Harris in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE times 20. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (WANTED) wrote the script and MGM is looking to begin filming this summer. Cruise has yet to decide on his follow-up to VALKYRIE and has particularly fickle tastes when deciding on his movies so don't get too excited until filming is set to begin. But a Cruise/Denzel/Cronenberg team-up is too wonderfully bizarre to not get a little excited about...

Extra Tidbit: The book had a sequel called "The Matarese Countdown".
Source: Variety

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1:54PM on 02/12/2009

Hmmm

They should call this Mr. & Mr. Smith. That's what it sounds like. HEY NOW!
They should call this Mr. & Mr. Smith. That's what it sounds like. HEY NOW!
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3:21AM on 02/12/2009
i was uninterested until i saw Cronenberg's name, that sealed the deal.
i was uninterested until i saw Cronenberg's name, that sealed the deal.
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12:46AM on 02/12/2009
I thought they were doing a movie called The 28th Amendment?

Either way, Denzel and Cruise are two of my favourite actors so this is dream news come true.
I thought they were doing a movie called The 28th Amendment?

Either way, Denzel and Cruise are two of my favourite actors so this is dream news come true.
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7:21PM on 02/11/2009

Hmmm...

That sounds pretty awesome....

Whatever happened to the Spike Lee/Tom Cruise project I heard about? (I wonder if the 'Miracle at St. Anna' misfire had something to do with it).
That sounds pretty awesome....

Whatever happened to the Spike Lee/Tom Cruise project I heard about? (I wonder if the 'Miracle at St. Anna' misfire had something to do with it).
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7:11PM on 02/11/2009
This sounds awesome! Cruise and Washington are both great actors and it would be interesting to see them team up. Cronenberg is a very talented filmmaker and I love Ludlum's Bourne material. I hope everyone signs on to this project because it sounds like a surefire hit.
This sounds awesome! Cruise and Washington are both great actors and it would be interesting to see them team up. Cronenberg is a very talented filmmaker and I love Ludlum's Bourne material. I hope everyone signs on to this project because it sounds like a surefire hit.
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3:45PM on 02/11/2009

YES!

This is great news! I am madely excited about this now. Cruise + Denzel + Ludlum = Great Blockbuster. I hope this brings Tom Cruise back to his previous level of superstardom, as he always made great movies for a superstar.
This is great news! I am madely excited about this now. Cruise + Denzel + Ludlum = Great Blockbuster. I hope this brings Tom Cruise back to his previous level of superstardom, as he always made great movies for a superstar.
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