According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the comic book adaptation of Sleeper. Director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) will be behind the camera for it.
The comic book series centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He's placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.
It's been a good summer for Cruise.
His cameo in Tropic Thunder is being lauded as a possible first step into the world of comedic acting, while his next film, Valkyrie, has seen its release date pushed up to December 2008.