Cruise, Diaz Land in Fox’s ‘Wichita’

Has Tom Cruise finally found his next starring vehicle? Variety reports the actor is zeroing in on the 20th Century Fox action comedy Wichita, which James Mangold is to direct and which would also star Cameron Diaz.

According to Variety sources, Cruise and Diaz have approved the script, and their deals are in advanced negotiations. Cruise will play a secret agent who pops in and out of the life of a single woman.

Fox has not officially dated the film but the studio is said to be eyeing a summer 2010 release.

The most recent script drafts were done by Scott Frank, with Mangold currently fine-tuning the script with Laeta Kalogridis.

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