Yesterday, we reported that a “‘major A-list movie star and his ‘Oscar-winning former co-star’” might star in the action comedy El Presidente. Today, 24 Frames is reporting that the major A-list movie star is Tom Cruise and his Oscar-winning former co-star is Jack Nicholson. The pair squared off in Rob Reiner’s 1992 film A Few Good Men where Cruise played defense attorney Daniel Kaffee and Nicholson played the corrupt Colonel Nathan Jessop, a man who felt that Kaffee was incapable of dealing with cold, hard facts. I’ve included their famous scene after the jump for your viewing pleasure.
In El Presidente, Cruise would play “an overly-committed Secret Service agent who is assigned to guard the country’s worst former president (Nicholson), a bumbling sleaze. It’s a mundane and boring job — until there’s a threat made on the ex-president’s life, forcing the duo to go on the run together.” According to 24 Frames, Cruise is attached and an offer is out to Nicholson. Warner Bros. picked up the spec script from writer Dan Goor, whose previous credits include Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, and Parks and Recreation.