paul dano wichita

The other day we brought you several photos from the the upcoming James Mangold project, Wichita. It’s an action comedy led by Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Production is currently underway for the film and according to Variety, another actor has been cast. If your familiar with Little Miss Sunshine or There Will Be Blood you should know where I’m going with this. Paul Dano has just signed on to star as a very peculiar character.

Dano will play a scientist who develops a bonding device that binds Cruise and Diaz together while in the middle of a chase. That would explain a lot about the photos we posted. Both actors appeared to be literally joint at the hip, and I couldn’t understand why. Maggie Grace also co-stars in the film as Diaz’s soon to be married sister.

The story of the film centers on a lonely woman whose seemingly harmless blind date suddenly turns her life upside-down when a super spy takes her on a violent worldwide journey. Paul Dano is slowly but surely making his presence known as an adult actor is various projects. I remember when he played a teenage father in a Lifetime original movie a few years back, and now he has various Oscar caliber films on his resume. Good job, Paul.

What do you think of Paul Dano joining Wichita?