Tom Cruise isn't really known for acting in horror movies. Do we really want him to start now?
Guillermo Del Toro, the man who famously bailed on The Hobbit movie, is thinking of casting Cruise as the lead in his 3-D feature film adapation of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror novella At The Mountains of Madness.
The drama cometh! Universal Studios, the production company backing Del Toro’s project, is interested in James McAvoy as the lead role, while Guillermo would prefer Tom Cruise.
Both actors have high profile projects on the horizon, which could make them solid, pertinent draws for this movie. Cruise will be starring in Mission: Impossible 4, while McAvoy will play a young Professor X in X-Men: First Class.
Del Toro has done some wonderful work and he’s an extremely talented filmmaker, but we’re not sure if we can take his side on this one.
Neither Cruise nor McAvoy have backgrounds in horror, but McAvoy is a young, ambitious actor who we’re just getting to know, and Tom Cruise has kind of overstayed his welcome.
Would U prefer to see Cruise or McAvoy in Del Toro’s new horror film?
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