I just read something pretty intriguing on the Brothers Bloom
IMDB page today...
"Tom Cruise is credited with special thanks in regards to the film due to his initial interest in the film that led to a lengthy 3 hour meeting with Rian Johnson. Cruise's analysis of the script led to a few significant changes of the key elements of the script. As this meeting occurred precisely the same day Cruise's company was taken off by Paramount, Rian felt this was a more than generous act on Cruise's behalf. However, due to scheduling conflicts as well as other factors, Cruise could never be a serious consideration for one of the lead roles."
Soooo, Rian...here comes the part where I humbly ask that you tell us more. Without divulging any major plot spoilers, what kinds of "significant changes" occurred at the urging of Tom Cruise? What were some of the "other factors" that prevented Cruise from being in the movie? How did this crazy meeting occur in the first place? And, out of my own raving curiosity, what did Tom Cruise think of Brick
Regrettably, I still have not gotten around to seeing Brothers Bloom
, because the one decent art house theater in Connecticut (that I can usually depend on for films like this) hasn't come through yet. I am taking an NYC trip next week, though, so I'll be sure to see it then!