Tom Cruise is eying the lead role in Disney's live action musical comedy, appropriately titled "Bob: The Musical." Disney has apparently been going hard trying to get Cruise to sign to the project, which has been in development since 2004.
- Disney is courting Cruise for the lead role, Bob, “a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.” Another report says he eventually begins joining in the song and dance.
- Cruise has been circling since early this year, but with the recent additions of Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist, writer Michael Chabon and Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Concords, The Muppets) writing the songs, it seems like they're moving forward.
- The project has been through many hands, including Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), Adam Shankman (Hairspray), and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie). If Cruise signs on, it'll probably finally get made (but not until late 2016, since he will be busy filming Jack Reacher 2 and Mission: Impossible 6).
At 53 years old, Tom Cruise clearly gives no fucks about anything. Go on, Tom! I'd watch it!