Tom Cruise has teamed up again with his “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman for “American Made,” but it doesn’t look like your typical Cruise movie.
For the last decade we’ve been used to Cruise saving the world and pulling off amazing stunts to do it, whether it’s in the “Mission: Impossible” movies or his upcoming “The Mummy” reboot.
But for “American Made,” Cruise is taking on the uncharacteristic true-story movie, as he depicts drug and gun runner/CIA informant Barry Seal.
Recreating Seal’s involvement with the Medellín cartel in the 1980s, Cruise sports a Southern accent and in one scene in the trailer crash-lands his plane and is covered in cocaine.
Though this isn’t the first movie to explore the sudden jolt of drugs into the United States in the 1970s and 1980s (2001’s “Blow” and the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” stand out), from the trailer at least it looks like we’re going to see Cruise playing a character with lower morals and more freewheeling, and we’re quite intrigued by that.
“American Made” opens in theatres September 29.
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