After collaborating on last year’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow (or whatever it’s called these days), director Doug Liman and star Tom Cruise are to reunite on drug-trade thriller Mena, which is based on a spec script by Gary Spinelli.
According to Deadline, the film will be “a fact-based tale about Barry Seal, a pilot who, in the 1980s, was a gun runner, and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel. He was eventually shot to death by the latter in Baton Rouge. The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of the illegal activity took place, under the noses of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.”
Assuming deals are closed, cameras will start rolling on Mena later this year, once Cruise finishes up with Mission: Impossible 5.