Warner Bros Dumps Cash Onto Dan Fogelman And Soon Tom Cruise
Fogelman got Tom Cruise attached to his untitled new movie pitch. The combination of Fogelman, whose Steve Carrell summer film Crazy, Stupid, Love is getting a lot of buzz, and Cruise, who used his Scientology superpowers on Fogelman's behalf, created a bidding war for his political pitch. Fox, MGM, and Paramount were all vying for the movie, but in the end, it's Warner Bros who gets to shower money on top of Fogelman's head, like Gatorade onto a winning "Super Bowl" coach.
In the film, after the affair, Cruise's character goes back to his hometown to confront problems in his past. Meanwhile, the only problem Fogelman faces when he goes back home is locating the bullies who made fun of him in high school and hiring a bunch of guys to beat them up. (Deadline)