Cruise, Witherspoon To Sprout “Wings”

Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon are in talks to join the long-gestating “Paper Wings” at Sony Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment reports The Press Association.

Previously set up several years ago at New Line before its fold into Warner Bros. Pictures, at the time the script was by Les Bohem (“The Alamo”) and centers on a rodeo champion struggling between his career and his romance with an up-and-coming country singer.

Will Smith will produce and Gabriele Muccino (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) is one of several directors in early talks to potentially helm.