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.

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"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." (Read more Tom Cruise Les Grossman stories.)

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