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Cruise, Downey Wanted For "Presidente"

By Garth Franklin Monday May 14th 2012 05:04PM

Jay Roach ("The Campaign," "Meet the Parents") is in negotiations to direct the comedy "El Presidente" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Vulture.

"Parks and Recreation" writer Dan Goor pens the story of an overzealous Secret Service agent whose work-life boundary issues get him reassigned to the inglorious task of guarding America's worst former president, a bumbling sleaze.

The job becomes exciting when a threat is made on the ex-president's life and they must go on the run.

The studio is planning to offer the role of the agent to Tom Cruise, and the former President to Robert Downey Jr.

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