Jay Roach may direct.
Warner Bros. is reportedly looking to nab both Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. to lead the action comedy ‘El Presidente.’
According to Vulture the script, by ‘Parks and Recreation’ scribe Dan Goor, follows “an overzealous Secret Service agent whose work-life boundary issues get him reassigned to the inglorious task of guarding America’s worst former president, who is a bumbling sleaze. The job suddenly becomes exciting when a threat is made on the ex-president’s life and they must go on the run.”
While no offers have yet been made, Cruise is being eyed for the agent, while Downey Jr. would be stepping into the role of the bumbling former president.
The studio is currently in talks with Jay Roach (‘The Campaign,’ ‘Meet the Parents’) to take the director’s chair.