Tom Cruise is set to reunite with his “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman in a brand new movie, “Mena.” The movie, which is set to be released on January 6, 2017 is based on a Gary Spinelli script.
The screenplay actually made it to the 2014 Black List.
According to the official synopsis for the movie, “Mena” is about “the outrageous and real exploits of hustler and pilot Barry Seal, a CIA recruit tasked with bringing down a burgeoning communist threat in Central America.” Seal was both a drug smuggler and a DEA informant, and he caused the Reagan administration plenty of problems when he performed his exploits right under the government’s nose.
The man eventually met his end in a tragic way when he was shot to death by Medellin Cartel assassins in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1986.
“I love stories of improbable heroes working against the system, and Barry Seal took the government, and our country, for an unbelivable ride,” Liman said in a statement.
“Interpreting his story has the makings for an entertaining film that is equal parts satire, suspense, and comedy-and always surprising.” Tom Cruise plays the role of Seal.
His other co-stars include Jesses Plemons of “Breaking Bad,” and Domhnall Gleeson of “Ex Machina,” E.
Roger Mitchell, Caleb Landry Jones, and Lola Kirke.
The movie has begun production in Atlanta.
Cruise is expected to again do his own stunts in his this new movie.
Recently, the 51-year-old actor’s “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” co-star Alec Baldwin shared just how dedicated Cruise was in his movie projects.
“I looked at Tom and what he puts himself through to make his movies.” Alec said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter .”He just said ‘I got to give them their money’s worth.'” “I thought, what a great attitude to have,” Baldwin added.