Tom Cruise is throwing a Hail Mary pass to get the Warner Bros. comedy El Presidente made.
Presidente is about a straight-arrow Secret Service agent who is assigned to protect America's worst former president, an alcoholic and womanizing sleazebag who was elevated from VP when the president died. When a threat is made on his life, the duo must go on the run.
The project has been in development since 2010 and originally had Jay Roach attached to direct. The studio initially hoped that Jack Nicholson would be involved but it never came to pass, and later the project was eyed as a potential Robert Downey Jr. vehicle.