19 November 2013 4:06 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Tom Cruise clearly has a thing for long-gestating action comedy project El Presidente. He’s been attached since at least 2010 and has made several attempts to get former A Few Good Men co-star Jack Nicholson involved, despite the older actor’s semi-retirement and increasing pickiness about the films in which he appears. With his Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman now aboard to call the shots, Cruise is making one more effort to score Nicholson’s signature on a contract.El Presidente, originally written by Daily Show veteran (and current Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer) Dan Goor and polished by In The Loop’s Jesse Armstrong and The Good German’s Paul Attanasio, finds a straight-laced Secret Service Agent (Cruise) assigned to watch over America’s worst former president (Nicholson). His charge is an alcoholic, womanizing sleaze ball who seemed destined to fester in the Vice President’s office until his boss suddenly died. »


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