Tom Cruise's Les Grossman Gets Movie Deal
Tropic Thunder media mogul to star in comedy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2010 2:10 AM CDT
Updated Jun 10, 2010 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Foul-mouthed movie producer Les Grossman—fresh from a show-stealing performance at the MTV Movie Awards—is getting a movie deal of his own. Paramount and MTV Films have announced plans to develop a film that will star the obnoxious Tropic Thunder character, played by Tom Cruise. Cruise and his Tropic Thunder co-star Ben Stiller will be among the producers, CNN reports. Cruise and Stiller have obtained the lifetime rights to the Grossman character.

"Les Grossman's life story is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds," Stiller said. "He has assured me he plans to, quote, 'F---ing kill the sh-- out of this movie and make "Citizen f---ing Kane" look like a piece-of-crap home movie by the time we are done.' I am honored to be working with him."