Starting The Oscar Talk Now: Tom Cruise Goes Retro In The First Trailer For AMERICAN MADE

Movies In Focus is getting a serious old-school Tom Cruise vibe from this trailer for American Made. This doesn’t seem like the Cruise who has been banging out big budget action films over the last decade or so (not that I’m complaining) – this is back to the man who made Rain Man, Cocktail, Vanilla Sky and Jerry Maguire. 

This looks fun – and could it finally get Cruise his Oscar?

There, I just started the 2018 Tom Cruise Academy Award campaign right here!

In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man). Gary Spinelli wrote the screenplay.

American Made opens on 29 September 2017.