Marc Blucas joins Wichita project

Marc Blucas has been cast in James Mangold's untitled Wichita project opposite Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Maggie Grace.

Fox is producing the spy thriller about an upbeat Midwestern woman (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.

Mangold's partner Cathy Konrad is producing with Todd Garner, Steve Pink and Joe Roth. Shooting is scheduled to begin next month in Boston.

Blucas, repped by Paradigm and Industry Entertainment, next appears in Rodrigo Garcia's "Mother and Child," which premieres this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. He recently appeared in "Stay Cool" and "The Jane Austen Book Club."

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