Paul Dano joins action comedy

Cruise, Diaz star in untitled Mangold film

Paul Dano has been cast alongside Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in Fox’s untitled action comedy, formerly titled “Wichita.” Shooting starts next month in Boston under director James Mangold.

Cathy Konrad, Todd Garner, Steve Pink and Joe Roth are producing the pic.

Story centers on a federal agent, portrayed by Cruise, who finds himself teamed with a wholesome and upbeat Midwestern woman, played by Diaz. Dano will play a charming but mysterious scientist whose invention is at the center of Cruise and Diaz’s chase.

Dano is in Spike Jonze’s upcoming “Where the Wild Things Are” for Warner Bros. and in “The Extra Man” with Kevin Kline and John C. Reilly. He’s in Oregon shooting Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff” with Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Shirley Henderson and Zoe Kazan.

Dano’s repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety