Buffy’s Blucas Joins Cruise’s “Wichita”

Marc Blucas (TV’s “Buffy,” “They”) has joined the cast of the Tom Cruise-led untitled Wichita project for 20th Century Fox says The Hollywood Reporter.

The spy thriller follows an upbeat Midwestern woman (Cameron Diaz) who goes on a blind date with a man (Cruise) who turns out to be a federal agent.

She gets pulled into a violent worldwide journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source.

Blucas will play the woman’s fireman ex-boyfriend, who is still smitten with her and becomes confused by the agent’s overtures of friendship.

James Mangold is directing while Cathy Konrad, Todd Garner, Steve Pink and Joe Roth are producing.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next month in Boston.