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Tom Cruise’s Son To Play Young Will Smith

Keeping it all in the family, I guess...

From Reuters:

Tom Cruise’s 13-year-old son Connor is set to follow in his father’s footsteps, making his film debut in the upcoming Will Smith drama Seven Pounds, People magazine reported on Tuesday.

Connor, adopted by Cruise and his former wife, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, will play a young version of Smith. Despite his pedigree, he had to audition for the Columbia Pictures project, People said. “Tom is so proud of Connor,” the magazine quoted a source as saying. “He’s proud of him for really doing this on his own.” (yeah, right)

The movie, which is still in production, co-stars Rosario Dawson and is directed by The Pursuit of Happyness filmmaker Gabriele Muccino. The drama follows the story of a man who affects the lives of seven strangers.

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4 comments:

  1. Undercover Black Man said...
     

    The drama follows the story of a man who affects the lives of seven strangers.

    "Magic Negro" alert!

  2. The Obenson Report said...
     

    HA! That was actually the first thing that came to mind when I read about the film; but on further reading, it doesn't apear to be the same old thing... we'll see later this year.

  3. theblackactor.com said...
     

    He's so handsome.

    Maybe our young teenage black male film actor is being born.

    Yippee.

  4. The Obenson Report said...
     

    @ TBA - Maybe... hopefully we'll have more than one though :o)

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