Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon are in talks to star together in the new rodeo love story Paper Wings.
The Mission Impossible hero would play a rodeo champion who falls for an up-and-coming country singer, played by Oscar-winning Reese, The LA Times reports.
The romantic drama was set up at New Line before moving to Sony, where it is being produced by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.
Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino, who worked with Will on Seven Pounds and The Pursuit Of Happyness, is among the directors who are in talks to helm the project.
Reese is an obvious choice for leading lady after her Oscar-winning turn as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line.
She recently signed up to star in The Pioneer Woman, about a woman who falls in love with a cowboy while on a cross-country road trip and winds up living on an Oklahoma ranch.
Reese is a wonderful, sophisticated, talented actress. Like many, including Tom Cruise and Will Smith, I doubt she is aware of the horrific animal cruelty and high fatalities of animals at rodeos. I hope she checks out: http://www.RodeoCruelty.com and TheCruelTruth.com. With her class, once she finds out the cruel truth, she won’t want to be any part of glamorizing this dying, barbaric industry.