Cruise, Minghella take on “Cold Mountain”

Author Charles Frazier’s best seller Cold Mountain is coming to the big screen, and some familiar faces are attached to the project.

Tom Cruise is set to star in the project–a Civil War-era drama–and director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) has signed on to helm the picture, according to Reuters. Sydney Pollack (The Talented Mr. Ripley) will serve as executive producer.

“We’re in deep preparation at the moment,” Pollack told Reuters.

Filming is scheduled to begin in June 2002.