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Cruise to bring 'Tropic' character back to screen

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Actor Tom Cruise stars in a film out Christmas Day that might be the biggest risk of his career. 

Valkyrie is the true story of a German officer in World War II who plotted to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Cruise told Barbara Walters the film was inspiring. 


It was an incredible screenplay, he said. A story that I didnt know about, and that I had no idea that that happened& it was just very compelling. 
(Dan Steinberg/AP Photo)

Actor Tom Cruise stars in a film out Christmas Day that might be the biggest risk of his career. "Valkyrie" is the true story of a German officer in World War II who plotted to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Cruise told Barbara Walters the film was "inspiring." "It was an incredible screenplay," he said. "A story that I didn't know about, and that I had no idea that that happened& it was just very compelling." (Dan Steinberg/AP Photo)

Tom Cruise is bringing his foul-mouthed, hairy-handed Hollywood producer character Les Grossman back to the big screen.

Paramount Pictures and MTV Films say they're developing a film around the fictional character that Cruise brought to life in 2008's "Tropic Thunder."

The 47-year-old actor reprised the role at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

Cruise and Ben Stiller are among the producers of the film. Paramount said Wednesday that Cruise is in talks to play Grossman.

Cruise can next be seen on screen in "Knight and Day," due in theaters later this month.

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