Mena, the team-up between Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman that Deadline broke back in January, now has a full flight plan and a January 6, 2017, release date. Universal Pictures has confirmed that Cruise is reteaming with his Edge Of Tomorrow helmer (a most underrated film) for the true and truly outrageous exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Given Cruise’s penchant for doing his own Mission: Impossible stunts and his prowess as a pilot, this one ought to be an adventure, and it likely will be impossible to get him out of the cockpit. Joining Cruise is Ex Machina‘s Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Friday Night Lights‘ Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Benito Martinez, E. Roger Mitchell, Lola Kirke and Alejandro Edda. Cross Creek is fully funding, with Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson producing with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Kim Roth, and Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison.
Whitey teaches his son an important life lesson in the new trailer for BLACK MASS.
Universal Studios will handle US Distribution for the criminal biopic Legend, from Studiocanal, Working Title Films and Cross Creek Pictures. The film will see a multi-platform release in the US beginning Friday, October 2 2015. Starring Tom Hardy in a dual role as notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Legend depicts the rise and fall of the real-life twin brothers who terrorized and captivated London during the 1960s. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton costar. Written and directed by L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland, Legend is produced by Working Title Film’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, with Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver, Chris Clark and Quentin Curtis.