Tom Cruise will star in an untitled musical with song and dance

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Tom Cruise retires his plane for the power of song. The action movie legend is teaming up with producer Christopher McQuarrie for an original song and a dance-style musical, reports Deadline.

Although – especially in the shadow of Top Gun: Maverick – it’s hard to imagine Cruise doing anything on screen other than his own stunts, he did shows off his pipes for Adam Shankman’s jukebox musical in 2012 Rock of Ages. Obviously, he’s been wanting to take on another musical for a while now, with the intention of dancing and writing the script alongside McQuarrie.

The as-yet-unnamed musical is just one of many movies Cruise and McQuarrie have coming up. To no one’s surprise, they’re also working on another original action movie with “franchise potential,” and they’re also planning to bring Les Grossman — Cruise’s hot-blooded studio executive back in. Thunder in the tropics – though it’s unclear if they would use him as a central character or once again as a supporting character.

Finally, Cruise and McQuarrie also plan to collaborate on a movie that will literally be shot in space, thanks to a little help from NASA, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and a $200 million prize. COVID has pushed that project back for quite a while now, but with a Russian film studio plotting its own similar project, we may soon see another space race.

But back here on Earth, this musical could be Cruise’s big crush on former boxer Mickey Rourke, who recently slammed the former for “doing the same role for 35 years.” Either way, it doesn’t look like the 60-year-old Cruise has any intention of retiring anytime soon.

Tom Cruise will star in an untitled musical with song and dance
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