Tom Cruise's "Tropic Thunder" Producer Gets His Own Film

Entertainment Jun. 9, 2010 AT 7:13PM
Tom Cruise's "Tropic Thunder" Producer Gets His Own Film Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Tom Cruise's bald, paunchy, potty-mouthed alter ego Les Grossman is ready for his ******* closeup!

On Wednesday, Paramount and MTV films confirmed that they've greenlit a spinoff film around on Les Grossman, the R-rated, middle-aged Hollywood producer Cruise played in 2008's Tropic Thunder -- and reprised at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards in Hollywood.

VIDEO: See Les try to smack J Lo's booty!

Tropic Thunder's director and co-star Ben Stiller will co-write the screenplay.

"Les Grossman's life story is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds," Stiller wrote in a tongue-in-cheek statement. "He has assured me he plans to quote, 'F**king kill the sh*t out of this movie and make Citizen f**king Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.' I am honored to be working with him."

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The statement jokes that Grossman "recently mentored talents such as Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner."

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As Grossman, Cruise, 47, wowed the crowd at MTV's awards fest on Sunday; performing in a dance duet with Jennifer Lopez, he grabbed his crotch -- and attempted to smack Lopez's famous backside.

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