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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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