Les Grossman movie officially happening

Tom Cruise set to don fat-suit once again


Tom Cruise's sleazy, bloated, rap-loving alter ego Les Grossman is set to star in his own movie.

The foul-mouthed movie studio executive first appeared in 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder.

Despite a host of zany, often very politically incorrect, characters, it appears Cruise' scene stealing turn in a fat suit and bald cap of all things has made a last impression on audiences - and Paramount want more.

Rumours began surfacing early last summer, before the studio made it official - even going as far as attempting to promote Grossman as a real person, a la Sacha Baron Cohen's creations Bruno and Borat.

Nothing since then had been mentioned.

However, in the run up to the US Comedy Awards, Superbad's Bill Hader has confirmed it is still being made, and went as far to the movie had even been "written and is close to arriving in theatres."

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World scribe Michael Bacall has penned the script which will, apparently, focus on Grossman's "inspiring" life story.

Robert Downey, Jr. received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his role as method actor Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder, but it remains to be seen whether he, or the likes of Ben Stiller and Jack Black, will return for this venture.

No word yet on who will direct the picture, or as to when it might be released.

How do you feel about Les Grossman getting his own movie? Is it great? Or just Gross, Man...? Sound off in the comment box below...


    • rswilliams160

      Apr 11th 2011, 17:50

      Awesome! The only way it could be better is if Kirk Lazarus appears too. Both Cruise and Downey Jr deserved those Oscar nods and I was disappointed when neither won.

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    • jpkraugiz

      Apr 12th 2011, 0:45

      The sound of it m-m-m-m-make m-m-me hap-p-p-py, Let's just hope it's been put some thought into the writing of it, however the fact that it hasn't been promoted as a sequel should settle that worry. The same parodying of films and real life people would be much appreciated. Hopefully there will be some more dudes, playing dudes, disguised as other dudes, like Downey Jr's brilliant performance as exactly that. His character became one of my favourites of all time the moment I started watching the DVD commentary and heard he was still in character as he promised. Crossing fingers for good portrayal of Tinsel Town's finest that will take our breath away, literary.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 12th 2011, 22:46

      A nutless monkey could do your job.

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