June 9th, 2010
06:55 PM ET
Hope you enjoyed Les Grossman’s production work on Sunday for the MTV Movie Awards - the foul-mouthed "producer" with a Ludacris soundtrack isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Paramount and MTV Films announced Wednesday that they’re ready to give Grossman his very own untitled movie project to star in.
As the statement notes, this "announcement comes hot on the heels of Grossman's groundbreaking and visionary production of the soon-to-be-Emmy award-winning 2010 MTV Movie Awards." (We didn't know the Emmy's had an "outstanding use of excessive swearing" category.)
And those MTV promos with Grossman - played by Tom Cruise, of course - and Robert Pattinson? That was evidence that this Hollywood player is still in the game. According to the statement, "Tom Cruise, along with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld of Red Hour Films will produce and have secured the life rights to Grossman."
Stiller, who introduced Grossman to moviegoers in 2008's “Tropic Thunder,” said Grossman’s life story “is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds.” He added, "[Grossman] has assured me he plans to quote, ‘[Expletive] kill the [expletive] out of this movie and make Citizen [expletive] Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.’ I am honored to be working with him.”
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” screenwriter Michael Bacall will pen the script, although Grossman didn't clarify what exactly it will be about. "To quote my great friend Kirk Lazarus, ‘I don’t read the script, the script reads me,' " Grossman said.
Tom Cruise is in talks to once again don Grossman’s paunch and bald spot.
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