Tom Cruise Movie Has A NEW TITLE And Release Date

Published on August 09, 2016

TOM CRUISE’s latest movie has been retitled and pushed back.

Tom Cruise

Doug Liman’s Mena was scheduled to hit cinemas in January (17), but will now be known as American Made and will open in September, 2017.

In the film, Cruise plays real-life American pilot Barry Seal, who became a drug pusher for cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar in the 1980s earning up to $500,000 (£384,752) for every shipment of drugs he flew into the U.S.

Seal was recruited by the CIA to head one of the biggest covert operations in history.

Reports suggest Universal bosses delayed the release because they felt it was a better fit for an autumn release.

Autumn and winter has traditionally been the time of year when studio bosses debut serious dramas they regard as having possible awards potential.

Tom Cruise

In addition to Cruise, American Made also stars The Revenant star Domhnall Gleeson, Black Mass actor Jesse Plemons and Gone Girl’s Lola Kirke.

The film’s production suffered a devastating tragedy in September last year (15) after pilots, Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl, were killed when their light aircraft crashed in foggy conditions in the Andes mountains close to the film’s Colombian set. Another man in the plane survived.

In April (16) lawyers for the family of Alan, who was a passenger while Carlos flew the plane, sued the production companies making the film, not including Universal, and Carlos’ estate, claiming he “lacked the necessary qualifications, skills, competence, and general sustainability” to pilot a plane over mountainous terrain.

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