Tom Cruise plans to go through a major physical transformation for his new movie role!
After the 52-year-old actor wraps filming of the latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ installment in London, he will reportedly undergo a significant weight gain to play a drug smuggler in the upcoming flick ‘Mena,’ ‘Page Six’ reports.
Barry Seal (left) and Tom (right). (Photo Credits: R/R | Getty)
The thriller tells the true story of Barry Seal, a former pilot who transported drugs across international borders during the 1980s. Seal — who weighed nearly 300 pounds during this time — was later recruited by the CIA and Drug Enforcement Administration to provide intelligence on drug-related crimes.
No word yet on exactly how much weight Tom will put on for the performance.
Tom in ‘Tropic Thunder.’
The father-of-three previously donned a fatsuit to portray the middle-aged, hot-headed studio executive Les Grossman in the 2008 comedy ‘Tropic Thunder.’
‘Page Six‘ first reported this news.