Although he’d been dormant since his 2007 appearance in “Tropic Thunder,” the abrasive, overbearing mega-producer Les Grossman is back in a big way thank to his appearance at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. And he’s pals with Tom Cruise, so that helps. It was learned shortly after the Movie Awards that Grossman made such a splash he’s getting his very own movie. MTV’s Josh Horowitz spoke to “Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World” actor Bill Hader at San Diego Comic-Con last week — Hader has a part-time gig as Grossman’s assistant — and he was more than happy to share an update on the status of the planned comedy.
“As I know right now, Mike Bacall, who co-wrote ’Scott Pilgrim,’ is working on a script for a Les Grossman movie,” he said. “I actually just saw [Bacall] last night and he was like, ’I’ve been writing for you!’ We’ll see if anything happens with that, but that would be a lot of fun.”
In reality — and you should all know this — Grossman has become something of an alter-ego for Cruise. The unlikable producer was a big hit in the 2007 summer comedy “Tropic Thunder” and he’s had a couple of random appearances since then. The Movie Awards stuff was definitely the most high-profile, and it has a lot to do with why the movie is now happening.
“I know Tom is very excited about it,” Hader continued. “When we were shooting that promo for [the 2010 MTV Movie Awards] he was… really stoked about it.”
You “Twilight” fans may remember that Cruise and Hader appeared in some of those promos with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. What did Hader think of working with the two superstars? Watch the video to hear it straight from him.