Tom Cruise has landed his first big catch as the new boss of Charlie Chaplin's United Artists studio--former Disney publicity guru Dennis Rice.
Rice has confirmed he's giving up his "dream job" at Disney to join Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner at U.A.
He says, "What Tom and Paula are doing at U.A. is nothing less than pioneering a new approach to moviemaking that will build on a 90-year tradition."
Cruise made headlines when he took over United Artists last year after parting company with Paramount over a bust-up with media mogul Sumner Redstone.
The new U.A. plans to release its first film, political drama Lions for Lambs, this November.
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