Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tom Cruise Reschedules Planned Producers Guild Appearance Until After Event is Over


If you were expecting to attend “A Conversation with Tom Cruise” tomorrow at the Producers Guild event in Los Angeles, you’re out of luck. Cruise abruptly canceled his appointment, which has been publicized for several months. The PGA conference is this weekend on the 20th Century Fox lot and features two of Tom’s past producer-directors, Jerry Bruckheimer and J.J. Abrams.

There are plenty of other good events on the schedule for this weekend, including a talk with “Survivor” and “The Bible” producer Mark Burnett.  The PGA now says Cruise will do his conversation next  Saturday at 11am on the Fox lot for those who are available. Why is he off tomorrow’s calendar? He isn’t shooting a movie. Anyway, maybe next week someone will ask Cruise about dropping out of “Man from UNCLE” and how he feels about “Oblivion” and “Jack Reacher” not reaching the $100 million mark in the U.S.

Also, Cruise apparently told a British paper last week that he’d like to emulate Eddie Murphy, who was turning “Beverly Hills Cop” into a TV series. Unfortunately CBS passed on that series, so maybe Tom has changed his mind.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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