Tom Cruise has been trying to get the film El Presidente off the ground since 2010, and it seems like it will become a reality soon. THR reports that Doug Liman is now attached to direct the film.
They are now in the process of trying to get Jack Nicholson to join the film. Cruise really wants him on board. If fact, if Nicholson doesn’t do the project Cruise won’t do it either.
The story is about “a straight-arrow Secret Service agent who is assigned to protect America’s worst former president, an alcoholic and womanizing sleazebag who was elevated from VP when the president died. When a threat is made on his life, the duo must go on the run.” Nicholson would play the president and Cruise would play the Secret Service agent. Both seem like perfect casting.
Report Stated, “Cruise and Liman went to Nicholson’s Hollywood Hills home to convince the 76-year-old semi-retired and extremely picky actor to take the role.”
Cruise apparently told Nicholson that he won’t do the movie without him. If Nicholson joins the film, it will be the first time he and Cruise have shared the screen together since 1992’s A Few Good Men. If this happens and the duo got together again then it will epic for sure.