Now that Tom Cruise is wrapping up Mission Impossible 47: Remember When I Didn’t Creep You Guys Out? Could We Go Back To That? and is set to complete filming on Rock of Ages later this year, it’s time to predict what film Cruise will do next, mainly because I like to pretend that it’s 1996 and anyone still cares (it’s a weird hobby, I know). And /Film points out that one possibility is the Tropic Thunder spinoff featuring Cruise’s shockingly funny turn as Les Grossman, Hollywood superagent.
“I just know the broad strokes. Michael just telling me, ‘I just wrote this scene where blah, blah, blah and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s funny, man!’… It’s gonna be great!”
And while that’s essentially the Hollywood equivalent of “I don’t know, man, my buddy wrote a script, what do you want me to say, that it sucks? It’s kinda funny, ok, so leave the guy alone,” Cruise was pretty much the best thing about Tropic Thunder. However, the Les Grossman character was so hilarious because it was such a surprise, and because he was doled out on screen in such small, limited doses. 90 minutes of watching Tom Cruise scream obscenities and dance in a fat suit might the 2011 or 2012 equivalent of a Big Mama’s House sequel, and thus the final dotted ‘i’ or crossed ‘t’ in Cruise’s eventual total meltdown. So maybe he should just stick with Mission Impossible 48.
What would you think of a Les Grossman film?