- Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Grace, Paul Dano, Marc Blucas, Viola Davis, Jordi Mollà, Dale Dye, Liam Ferguson, Alex Revan, Nicole Signore, Falk Hentschel, Hugo Garcia, Brian Dykstra, Mark Wallace, Kal Thompson, Jerrell Lee, Matthew Lawler, Charlie Alejandro, Carl Alleyne, Jeffrey Corazzini, Paul Elicone, Keith Fluker
- Director: James Mangold
- Writer: Patrick O'Neill
- Producers: Todd Garner, Cathy Konrad, Steve Pink, Joe Roth
- Associate Producer: Marsha L. Swinton
- Executive Producers: E. Bennett Walsh, Arnon Milchan
- Art Direction: Greg Berry
- Castings: Lisa Beach, Donna DeSeta, Sarah Katzman
- Costume Design: Arianne Phillips
- D.O.P.: Phedon Papamichael
- Editors: Quincy Z. Gunderson, Michael McCusker
- Makeup: Jane Galli
- Music: John Powell
- Production Design: Andrew Menzies
- Set Decoration: Jay Hart
"Knight & Day" centers on a lonely woman (Diaz) whose seemingly harmless blind date suddenly turns her life upside-down when a super spy (Cruise) takes her on a violent worldwide journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source. Grace is playing Diaz's sister, who is getting married, excited that Diaz will take the place of their late father and walk her down the aisle.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Illinois, USA; Massachusetts, USA; Port Antonio, Jamaica; Salzburg, Austria; Sevilla, Spain
- Production Budget: $95 million
- Production Companies: New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Road Rebel, Tree Line Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Wintergreen Productions
- Production Schedule: 5 September 2009 - 17 December 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "In the "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"-vein but with a less interesting premise and decidedly less chemistry, 'Knight' is essentially a romantic comedy using Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" Ethan Hunt character as the male lead, albeit an unstable version of him.
On paper, the re-teaming of Cruise and Diaz isn't a bad idea as the two shared an odd but interesting buddy chemistry in their few scenes together in Cameron Crowe's utterly atrocious "Vanilla Sky". In practice however it hard to say if it worked, for example a just released first trailer completely falls flat.
Yet a great supporting cast, and a solid director at the helm in the form of James Mangold ("3:10 to Yuma," "Walk the Line," "Identity") means that it has to be better than it sounds. Several different writers, including the notable Scott Frank, had a shot at the script and reviews of it sound a lot better than the stuff glimpsed in the trailer. For now I'd like to believe it's just a weak teaser, but we'll see.
In any case the film has the prime July 4th holiday weekend slot and will be the top alternative choice for those not interested in the third "Twilight" feature, ensuring a healthy opening and big dollars for Fox."