Simon Kinberg, the dude who wrote Mr. & Mrs. Smith, xXx 2 (nominated for the 2005 Teen Choice award for "Choice Rap Artist in a Movie"), and the third X-Men movie, has been hired to do a complete overhaul of the Hardy Men script, which will star Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller as the grown up Hardy boys.
I, for one, think this is a fantastic idea. In fact, I was just watching my xXx 2 Criterion Collection DVD the other day (as I'm wont to do), and I was thinking to myself, you know what the best part of this movie is? The writing. The dialogue is just top shelf, and the plot has more twists than an Anaconda! Which makes sense, because Ice Cube was in both Anaconda and xXx 2. X3 was also great. All through the first two movies I was thinking, "Enough of this Wolverine shit, I want to see the guy who lives in the woods and throws sticks."
Tom Cruise playing a Hardy Boy? There's a an easy gay joke here, but you know what? I've got too much class. And money. And rippling muscles.
Call me ladies.