Tom Cruise wants you to laugh at him
Fresh off of being mocked by the entire world for his marriage, religious beliefs, public behavior and schlocky box office results, Tom Cruise is a man in desperate need of a comeback. And he has just the project to save his career.
Tom wants to be a Hardy Boy! (Pause for laughter. Or for just plain creepy silence.)
TMZ.com, the Hollywood site better known for airing video of drunken celebrities, reports that Cruise is talking with Ben Stiller about co-starring in an comedic update of The Hardy Boys, based on series of teenage boy detective novels that date back to the 1920s. Stiller is the natural choice to partner with Cruise, after his success with Starsky and Hutch.
The Hardy Boys might be best known to 80s fans for the TV series on ABC from 1977 to 1979, starring Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy.
Can comedy revitalize Tom Cruise? He's only done two comedies -- Losin' It and Risky Business -- in his entire career. Getting a sense of humor about Scientology would be a good start, I think.