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Tom Cruise has his stature just as strong as ever, as the evergreen Hollywood behemoth has lined up an all-star cast for his impending suspense-comedy, Mena. And when I say all-star cast, I really do mean it. Because Cruise will pop-up opposite a number of rising Hollywood starlets for the Doug Liman-directed flick.
But exactly who will be sharing the screen with Tom Cruise for the adventure? Well, luckily for you we’ve assembled a nifty guide that will get you immediately up-to date with the cast of Mena’s previous exploits, as well as their facial features.
Tom CruiseThe Edge Of Tomorrow duo are reteaming for Mena, which will see Tom Cruise star as Barry Seal, a pilot and a hustler who is recruited by the CIA to oversee one of the largest operations in U.S. history. Based on a true story, Deadline are reporting that Cruise will once again do his own stunts, and along the way he’s going to be joined by a cavalcade of stars.
Domhnall GleesonThe above good man is Domhnall Gleeson. And if you don’t recognise the Irishman from his turns in About Time, Frank, or Unbroken, then you’ll have probably heard of the critically acclaimed Ex Machina, which he starred opposite Oscar Isaac in, and is currently wowing audiences. Still haven’t got a clue? Then just give it a few months, because he’s popping up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens too.
Sarah WrightAdmittedly, Sarah Wright’s cinematic efforts aren't quite as impressive as Gleeson’s. However they’re still nothing to snicker at as her enchanting beauty has lit up the likes of The House Bunny, Celeste And Jesse Forever, 21 & Over, and Walk Of Shame, while she’s also appeared in Mad Men, Happy Endings, and Parks and Recreation too. Not too shabby.
Jesse PlemonsJesse Plemons continues to be on the most sought after young actors in Hollywood. His small screen appearances on Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights showcased his versatility and presence, and he’s since shone in small roles in Battleship, The Master, and The Homesman, which is why he has a prominent part opposite Johnny Depp in Black Mass.
Caleb Landry JonesCruise will be going up against his very own X-Man in Mena thanks to the addition of Caleb Landry Jones, who appeared as Banshee in X-Men: First Class. Despite being just 25 years old, Landry Jones has already developed an eclectic CV that includes the Neil Jordan thriller Byzantium, the Mark Wahlberg-led Contraband, God’s Pocket (the last ever film to star Philip Seymour Hoffman), and John Boorman’s Queen and Country. That’s better than most Hollywood veterans could even dream of. Kudos.
Jayma MaysDespite appearing in the likes of Glee, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The Smurfs, and The Smurfs 2 there’s still something innately lovable about Jayma Mays which means you can’t quite hate her. Even though her CV begs you to. Hopefully Mena signifies that she’s moving onto more serious fodder.
Mena is clearly shaping up rather nicely already with this neat ensemble. But the main attraction is still the pairing up of Doug Liman and Tom Cruise, as the director not only drew the best performance out of the actor since Magnolia with Edge Of Tomorrow, but created arguably the most underrated blockbuster of the millennium too. We’ll expect more of the same when Mena hits on January 6, 2017. No pressure there then.