It’s a banner day for fans of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” since Bill Paxton and Tom Cruise may finally star together for the first time in their thirty-year careers. Paxton is in negotiations to join director Doug Liman’s All You Need is Kill at Warner Bros. The sci-fi actioner based on a Japanese graphic-novel already stars Cruise as a soldier in a war against aliens who relives the day of his death over and over. His repeated battle experience hardens his resolve and makes him a better soldier. Paxton is in talks to play Cruise’s tough platoon leader. Hit the jump for more on All You Need is Kill.
From Variety comes the report that Paxton may star alongside Cruise for the first time in All You Need is Kill. The picture, which also stars Emily Blunt and Charlotte Riley, was scripted by Dante Harper and Joby Harold and adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi ABe’s graphic novel. Production is scheduled to start on All You Need is Kill later this fall in London.
It’s hard to believe that Paxton and Cruise have never crossed paths on screen before, but better late than never. Paxton recently wrapped on Baltasar Kormakur’s crime drama 2 Guns with Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and James Marsden. He’s also been a mainstay of the small screen, having starred in all five seasons of Big Love while recently starring in the History mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys. Paxton will also be seen in To Appamattox, another TV mini-series that follows the lives of America’s Civil War generals.