Cruise Kid Lands Gig in Will Smith Flick

Tom is 'so proud of' Connor, 13, 'for really doing this on his own'
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2008 11:17 AM CDT
Nicole Kidman has talked of having a strained relationship with children Connor and Isabella, who she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise. Cruise and wife Katie Holmes have custody of them.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Which gets you further in Hollywood: having Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as parents or having Will Smith as your close family friend? Either way, Connor Cruise, the famed actors' adopted 13-year-old son, has scored himself a big screen debut in Smith's upcoming drama, "Seven Pounds," reports. The younger Cruise will play a minor role as a young Smith.

"Tom is so proud of Connor," a source told the celebrity website. "He's proud of him for really doing this on his own."