Universal announced on Monday that Tom Cruise’s movie from director Doug Liman has been renamed American Made, with a release date delayed to Sept. 29, 2017. The movie was originally set for Jan. 6, 2017 release, going up against Amityville: The Awakening and Under World: Blood Wars, as fall of 2017 is shaping up to be a crowded season for action pictures.
Dough Liman previously worked with Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow, a critically-acclaimed action sci-fi from 2016.
“American Made” is based on the real-life exploits of Barry Seal (Cruise), a TWA pilot and a hustler for drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. He was unexpectedly recruited by the CIA as an informant and run one of the biggest covert operations in US history. Cruise himself is a trained pilot.
American Made also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Sarah Wright, Benito Martinez, Jayma Mays, E. Roger Mitchell, Alejandro Edda, and Caleb Landry Jones.
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison and Kim Roth are producing. Cross Creek Pictures is financing the film, with Universal handling distribution.