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Tom Cruise to Become Edwin A. Salt

Published July 22, 2007 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of WireImage, Variety.
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Tom Cruise, who turned heads at the end of last week with the first photo of him as Claus von Stauffenberg, has picked up another gig but this time it won't be under his own banner but that of Columbia Pictures.

Tom Cruise for Edwin A. Salt


Columbia Pictures has (hopefully) picked up Tom Cruise to star in Edwin A. Salt, a film that Terry George is in negotiations to direct.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash will produce.

Columbia is hoping that Cruise will play the title character, a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy. Salt must elude capture by his superiors and sets out to reunite with his family and prove his innocence.

Cruise's involvement may come down to finding the right director.


Cruise has been sticking close to United Artists after he revived the banner with producing partner Paula Wagner. Cruise will star in the Bryan Singer-directed Valkyrie for the studio along with the Robert Redford-directed Lions for Lambs.

Though tied to UA, Cruise has been eyeing other projects with different studios including Men, a remake of the German comedy that is attached to Warner Bros.

Stay tuned for updates.

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