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Tom Cruise's megaproducer Les Grossman officially gets his own f@#kin' movie

06.09.2010

Abrasive Hollywood hotshot Les Grossman came back, then said he wanted his own movie. Now he's officially getting his way. Diet Coke!!!

Tom Cruise's TROPIC THUNDER character will be showcased in his own feature, courtesy of Paramount and Les/Tom chum Ben Stiller. And according to our poll, quite a few of you may be interested in seeing the foul-mouthed movie mogul make deals, berate underlings and dance to hip-hop for the course of a full movie.

As the hyperbolic press release (via Deadline) explains: Paramount Pictures and MTV Films announced today that they are set to develop a movie around mega-producer Les Grossman. The announcement comes on the heels of Grossman’s groundbreaking and visionary production of the soon-to-be Emmy® award-winning 2010 MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. Tom Cruise, along with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld of Red Hour Films will produce and have secured the life rights to Grossman.            

Said Ben Stiller: “Les Grossman's life story is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds. He has assured me he plans to quote, ‘F**king  kill the sh*t out of this movie and make Citizen f**king Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.’ I am honored to be working with him.”    

When asked what the screenplay was about Grossman responded: “To quote my great friend Kirk Lazarus, ‘I don’t read the script, the script reads me.’”Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President said, "Everything I learned in this business, I've learned from Les. I started out as his assistant, and from the first day he threw his desk at me when I got his lunch order wrong, I have loved him like a father.  I am forever grateful to Ben and Stuart Cornfeld and their ability to secure his highly-coveted life rights,"Tom Cruise is said to be in talks to portray Grossman in the film.Michael Bacall (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) will write the script.

Extra Tidbit: I'd question a whole movie about a first-class A-hole producer, but it worked for SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (and the TV show "Action!", for that matter).

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6:04PM on 06/10/2010

Meh

I think he's funny but a whole movie on him??? Not sure about that
I think he's funny but a whole movie on him??? Not sure about that
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11:46AM on 06/10/2010
I've said I'm against this, but since it's going to happen, I can only hope it comes out good. I agree, Les is a great character, but playing him off for a full length feature is going to be very tricky. i'll be curious to follow the progression of this film. It could turn out like Greek did, which ended up being a great spinoff.
I've said I'm against this, but since it's going to happen, I can only hope it comes out good. I agree, Les is a great character, but playing him off for a full length feature is going to be very tricky. i'll be curious to follow the progression of this film. It could turn out like Greek did, which ended up being a great spinoff.
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9:58AM on 06/10/2010
Les Grossman is obviously a foulmouthed raunchy guy. I doubt the movie will be pg-13. If they dumb down the character to fit a wider audience the movie will fail.

They know going in that this will be R.
Les Grossman is obviously a foulmouthed raunchy guy. I doubt the movie will be pg-13. If they dumb down the character to fit a wider audience the movie will fail.

They know going in that this will be R.
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9:34AM on 06/10/2010
i trust that if Stiller is involved, then this project is in good hands.
i trust that if Stiller is involved, then this project is in good hands.
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8:23AM on 06/10/2010
they just need to make it PG13 so my kids can go see it. They really like that Tom Cruise.
they just need to make it PG13 so my kids can go see it. They really like that Tom Cruise.
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8:03AM on 06/10/2010

ugghhh

i think his dancing is really funny, but how is him yelling and cussing funny? why do people act like this is the first time anyone has done that? and a whole movie of that would be stupid
i think his dancing is really funny, but how is him yelling and cussing funny? why do people act like this is the first time anyone has done that? and a whole movie of that would be stupid
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5:50AM on 06/10/2010

Really....?

I loved Cruise in Tropic Thunder but I think +90 mins of him going nuts and swearing will get a little old...
I loved Cruise in Tropic Thunder but I think +90 mins of him going nuts and swearing will get a little old...
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4:47AM on 06/10/2010
Let's hope it's gonna be better and FUNNIER than Tropic thunder.
Let's hope it's gonna be better and FUNNIER than Tropic thunder.
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4:36AM on 06/10/2010

Yes!

it's gonna be a f**k'n bleep fest!
it's gonna be a f**k'n bleep fest!
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4:32AM on 06/10/2010

F**K YEAH

F**KING UNBELIEVABLEY AWESOME F**K F**K F**K YESSSS! F**K THE HATERS TOO BTW GET THE FCK OUTTA HERE HATAS!!!!!
F**KING UNBELIEVABLEY AWESOME F**K F**K F**K YESSSS! F**K THE HATERS TOO BTW GET THE FCK OUTTA HERE HATAS!!!!!
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4:09AM on 06/10/2010
Anything Cruise, I'm down. As should everybody else..
Anything Cruise, I'm down. As should everybody else..
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1:40AM on 06/10/2010
Git 'er done.
Git 'er done.
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1:33AM on 06/10/2010

I'm calling it now...

...This movie will be a mocumentary, and in that it could work out well.
...This movie will be a mocumentary, and in that it could work out well.
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12:50AM on 06/10/2010
Let's get Andy Kaufman to do a Foreign Man movie while we're at it. Hm?
Let's get Andy Kaufman to do a Foreign Man movie while we're at it. Hm?
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12:24AM on 06/10/2010

Just Sad

They are trying to take a couple of skits and turn the protagonist into a feature length character. I'll pass on this and anything else related to it that takes more than 10 minutes in any movie.
Tom could do this character as a cameo in comedies for the next 10 years and guarantee increased sales for each one. Instead he wants to ruin it with a big, ego-driven bomb.
They are trying to take a couple of skits and turn the protagonist into a feature length character. I'll pass on this and anything else related to it that takes more than 10 minutes in any movie.
Tom could do this character as a cameo in comedies for the next 10 years and guarantee increased sales for each one. Instead he wants to ruin it with a big, ego-driven bomb.
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11:20PM on 06/09/2010
i'm up for it. Cruise rarely makes bad movies.
i'm up for it. Cruise rarely makes bad movies.
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11:26PM on 06/09/2010
You must not have seen War of the Worlds.
You must not have seen War of the Worlds.
12:08AM on 06/10/2010
He did say rarely, not never. Like him or hate him as a person, Tom Cruise DOES make great fuckin movies for the most part. And I loved him in Tropic Thunder, but agree with others that giving him a feature is risky. Could go either way.
He did say rarely, not never. Like him or hate him as a person, Tom Cruise DOES make great fuckin movies for the most part. And I loved him in Tropic Thunder, but agree with others that giving him a feature is risky. Could go either way.
11:05PM on 06/09/2010

YES!!!!

Normally I would say this is a dumb idea but Cruise is sooo damn funny when he's in this character it would be a shame to not at least let Les Grossman breathe in his own film. Personally I would say they could take a bit of a "Christmas Carol" approach and flashback through grossman's life, depicting his rise to power/downward spiral and show the time passing through his hairloss. I know, not that original but hey...this character kicks ass. It's worth a try. It needs to be a bit of a satire
Normally I would say this is a dumb idea but Cruise is sooo damn funny when he's in this character it would be a shame to not at least let Les Grossman breathe in his own film. Personally I would say they could take a bit of a "Christmas Carol" approach and flashback through grossman's life, depicting his rise to power/downward spiral and show the time passing through his hairloss. I know, not that original but hey...this character kicks ass. It's worth a try. It needs to be a bit of a satire or dark comedy of the ludicrousness of hollywood studio executives and their obsession with making money over making great art. It would be cool too if they could get a few major celebrities to come in and play themselves like in the skits. Just a few ideas. I'm interested in seeing how this pans out.
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11:01PM on 06/09/2010
They could remake that Kevin Spacey movie where the assistant tortures his brutal Hollywood producer boss.

That could work with Les Grossman.
They could remake that Kevin Spacey movie where the assistant tortures his brutal Hollywood producer boss.

That could work with Les Grossman.
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11:00PM on 06/09/2010
Way to make a good thing turn into a piece of shit. He worked so well in Tropic Thunder because he was a supporting character, less is more. It is sort of the same formula for Ari Gold in Entourage. Hollywood turns something original into utter garbage
Way to make a good thing turn into a piece of shit. He worked so well in Tropic Thunder because he was a supporting character, less is more. It is sort of the same formula for Ari Gold in Entourage. Hollywood turns something original into utter garbage
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9:54PM on 06/09/2010
As always Hollywood takes a small joke and tries to extend it in to a lame ass movie.
As always Hollywood takes a small joke and tries to extend it in to a lame ass movie.
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9:46PM on 06/09/2010
He was great in Tropic Thunder, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea to make a whole movie arond him. Maybe if he's yelling at big-name actors playing themselves in the film, than this could work.
He was great in Tropic Thunder, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea to make a whole movie arond him. Maybe if he's yelling at big-name actors playing themselves in the film, than this could work.
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9:44PM on 06/09/2010
Yeah, sure why not?
Yeah, sure why not?
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9:43PM on 06/09/2010

THIS WHOLE THING STINK'S OF DESPERATION

It all just seem's like a PR move to get people to forget he's totally batshit crazy.
It all just seem's like a PR move to get people to forget he's totally batshit crazy.
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9:11PM on 06/09/2010

I CAN NOT...

Wait for this film! I love the Les Grossman character. I actually like Tom Cruise for once. Actually, only when he plays this character. This movie will be epic! I'm sportin mad wood over this shizz!
Wait for this film! I love the Les Grossman character. I actually like Tom Cruise for once. Actually, only when he plays this character. This movie will be epic! I'm sportin mad wood over this shizz!
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