Ben Stiller & Tom Cruise: The New Hardy Boys?

by | February 7, 2007 | Comments

Will Tom Cruise resort to comedy in an effort to salvage his semi-damaged image? And if so, is Ben Stiller to be his partner in hilarity?

TMZ.com is reporting that Tom Cruise might star in a movie called "The Hardy Men" with Ben Stiller. It’s a comedy about the now-grown-up Hardy Boys who reunite to solve a crime. If the flick moves forward, the director will probably be Shawn Levy, the "Pink Panther" and "Night at the Museum" helmer who also just landed the "Flash" gig.


Levy and Stiller on the set of "Night at the Museum"

In very related news, it seems that Mr. Stiller is currently working on a comedy called "Tropic Thunder," which is a parody of "Mission: Impossible"-style techie adventures — and the comedian won’t give up on trying to get Mr. Cruise to pop up in that flick. Make a little fun of the Ethan Hunt character just a little bit and all that.

Me, I don’t see it. I’m thinking if Cruise "goes funny" right now, it’d feel like pretty forced, as in "Look how normal I am!" Plus we all know Tom Cruise can be funny when he wants to be. "Magnolia" and "Collateral" come to mind. Oh, and "Legend" although not for the same reasons.


Cruise and Stiller in their respective solo hero gigs

Plus there was that funny old MTV sketch in which Stiller played stuntman Tom Crooze… Oh, so that’s why they’re buddies now!

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