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It’s Official: Les Grossman, The Movie

Tom Cruise‘s exaggerated (sorta … kinda … ok, not really all that much) spoof of a Hollywood movie exec, Les Grossman, the one he debuted in Tropic Thunder and then stole last week’s MTV Movie Awards with? Immediately after the MTV show, rumors began swirling that Cruise, Ben Stiller and Paramount were hatching a Les Grossman movie, and now, via a pretty funny Paramount press release, it is officially in the works.

Here’s the text from the just-released, uh, release, in which the studio announces the project as if Grossman is a real person (again, he’s actually not so far off a few guys) and as if Tom Cruise is “said to be in talks to portray Grossman in the film”:

Paramount Announces “UNTITLED Les Grossman Project”
After Landmark 2010 MTV Movie Awards

HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 9, 2010) – Paramount Pictures and MTV Films announced today that they are set to develop a movie around mega-producer Les Grossman. The announcement comes on the heels of Grossman’s groundbreaking and visionary production of the soon-to-be Emmy® award-winning 2010 MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. Tom Cruise, along with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld of Red Hour Films will produce and have secured the life rights to Grossman.

Grossman, best known as a mega producer, has most recently mentored talents such as Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. In 2008, Grossman was introduced to the masses by Stiller in the comedy “Tropic Thunder” where the famed producer had a cameo playing himself.

Said Ben Stiller: “Les Grossman’s life story is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds. He has assured me he plans to quote, ‘F**king kill the sh*t out of this movie and make Citizen f**king Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.’ I am honored to be working with him.”

When asked what the screenplay was about Grossman responded: “To quote my great friend Kirk Lazarus, ‘I don’t read the script, the script reads me.’”

Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President said, “Everything I learned in this business, I’ve learned from Les. I started out as his assistant, and from the first day he threw his desk at me when I got his lunch order wrong, I have loved him like a father. I am forever grateful to Ben and Stuart Cornfeld and their ability to secure his highly-coveted life rights.”

Tom Cruise is said to be in talks to portray Grossman in the film.

Michael Bacall (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) will write the script. He is repped by WME.

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