Screenwriter Michael Bacall (Tropic Thunder, Scott Pilgrim) gave an update on the Les Grossman spinoff movie during an interview with Collider. The screenwriter has two movies coming out soon, Project X and 21 Jump Street.
It has been awhile since Tropic Thunder was in theaters, and there has been lots of talk about the spinoff movie. Bacall says that the holdup has been a result of finding time in Tom Cruise's schedule:
Paramount has the draft and I gather that they’re pretty happy with it. I think Tom Cruise probably has a lot of stuff on his plate right now (laughs) and I think it’ll be a schedule thing more than anything.
He revealed that the film is planned as an R-rated look into Grossman's life:
I wrote it for R because we had precedent with Tropic Thunder. It’s actually a pretty heartfelt story. I had a lot of meetings with Mr. Cruise and Mr. Stiller and it was crazy, it was a blast. I think we came up with some really fun stuff to give you an insight into who the guy is, so I’m hopeful that that’ll get up and running soon.
I am excited to see more of Grossman on screen. Cruise has a packed schedule. He is currently shooting One Shot, then will film Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, and then moves on to All You Need Is Kill. Even though Grossman is the type of person you love to hate, the film is surely going to be a lot of fun.
Will you be seeing the Les Grossman movie in theaters?