Tom Cruise Reteams With Doug Liman To Produce, Likely Star In “Luna Park”

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TomCruiseDougLiman will re-team with his Edge of Tomorrow director to develop LUNA PARK. The sci-fi action-adventure script has been rewritten by numerous scribes over the years, including Liman, , and most recently . The film is being set up at Paramount, and Liman is also set to direct.

The story centers on a renegade group of former space employees, led by an Eastern European woman. The rebels the world, stealing space equipment in an attempt to go back to the moon to acquire a powerful energy source. The last item to steal–or in this case, kidnap–is an ex-NASA employee.

The project, which has been in since 2009, has had a rotating cast of A-listers attached to the lead, including Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Andrew Garfield and Jake Gyllenhaal.

But with Cruise on board to produce, he’s obviously considered the front-runner for the role, assuming he can find time between shooting Jack Reacher 2 and the recently announced Mission: Impossible 6 (news broken by The Tracking Board).

As for the female lead, Zoe Saldana was previously attached to the role, and Cruise’s involvement could secure her .

Luna Park–formerly known as Luna and Giant Leap–will mark the third collaboration between Cruise and Liman. The pair recently wrapped on their second film together, the 1980s-set drug-runner flick Mena. Although Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow underperformed at the box office, it was universally praised as a smart, sci-fi adventure, with Cruise delivering one of his best performances in years as a cowardly soldier forced to do deadly battle with aliens–over and over again.

Cruise is repped by .

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This story was first reported by Variety.

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