Tom Cruise departs Magnificent Seven remake

John Lee Hancock currently rewriting the script

MGM’s proposed remake of The Magnificent Seven is undergoing some major restructuring, with Tom Cruise dropping out of the leading role.

Cruise’s departure leaves the project back at square one on the casting front, with no other names attached at present.

The film will also be undergoing some significant rewrites, with the studio having enlisted John Lee Hancock to polish up the existing script written by Nic Pizzolatto.

Hancock recently directed Saving Mr. Banks, although whether MGM have offered him the chance to direct this project as part of the re-writing arrangement remains to be seen.

In the meantime, MGM will be on the hunt for another A-list leading man. Brad Pitt can probably expect a call…

Who would you like to see star in this one? Tell us, below!


    • wahid

      Dec 28th 2013, 7:38

      Tom cruise must do this movie because he is the most perfect actor for this kind of character and please never ask brad pit he not a good actor if Tom cruise is not doing it then i recommend (Robert Downey Jr , Hugh jackman )

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    • crystakura

      Dec 30th 2013, 10:06

      Probably for the best. It would look odd having the other actors riding along on horses while Cruise rode his little pony.

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