In a change of pace from sequels and blockbuster genre fare, Tom Cruise has a new drama due out this fall. Based on the life of pilot-turned-CIA asset Barry Seal, the film sees Cruise taking on a larger-than-life true story in this latest effort from director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow). Without further adieu, here’s the first trailer for American Made…
Cruise with a Southern accent and covered in cocaine? I’m in. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Cruise’s work. Even in his films that have come up short in terms of quality, the man is always giving 110% and shooting for the stars. Such an attitude has served his career well throughout the decades and it looks like that holds true for this film as well. Stranger-than-fiction tales such as this can often produce mediocre pictures with warring tones at play, but I trust both Cruise and Liman to deliver on this one.
This marks Cruise’s first dramatic role outside of genre pictures in almost a decade. The star hasn’t tackled anything of this sort since Lions for Lambs (2007) and Valkyrie (2008). On that front, as a fan of Cruise, I’d really like to see this turn out well not only in terms of quality, but also box office success. While I’ve loved his recent genre fare, it would be nice to see him mix it up a bit more with the occasional smaller production like American Made.
American Made is a biopic directed by Doug Liman, from a screenplay by Gary Spinelli. The picture is produced by Brandt Anderson, Doug Davison, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Brian Oliver, and Tyler Thompson. The film stars Tom Cruise as ‘Barry Seal’, Sarah Wright as ‘Lucy Seal’, Domhnall Gleeson as ‘Monty Schafer’, Jayma Mays as ‘Sheriff Downing’, Lola Kirke as ‘Judy Downing’, Frank Licari as ‘ATF Agent Franks’, Jed Rees as ‘Louis Finkle’, Caleb Landry Jones as ‘Bubba’, and Connor Trinneer as ‘George W. Bush’. Jesse Plemmons, Steve Coulter, Lara Grice, Alex Quarles, and Jay Jablonski also appear.
American Made arrives in theaters on September 29th, 2017.
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