Tom Cruise wants Thor 2 director Brian Kirk to direct Paper Wings

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

After spending a few years doing lackluster projects and keeping a relatively low profile, Tom Cruise appears to be back with a vengeance.  MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL looks awesome and he has several projects on the horizon, including ROCK OF AGES, OBLIVION and ONE SHOT.  Another film that Cruise has been sitting on for a while is a rodeo drama called PAPER WINGS.  The film is about a rodeo champion that falls madly in love with an up and coming Country music singer.  Yes, it sounds like 8 SECONDS meets COUNTRY STRONG, but hopefully it will be better than both of those films.

The project has been in the works for a while with a slew of A-list stars attached to it at various points.  But Cruise appears to be set to make it a reality and has hand selected Brian Kirk to take on directing responsibilities.  Kirk has directed several TV shows such as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Tudors’, but was most recently selected to replace Kenneth Branagh as the director of THOR 2.  There’s no start date for PAPER WINGS, but it would probably be a while before TC could fit it into his schedule.

Tom Cruise

Source: Variety

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