Tom Cruise's New Movie Flops on ‘Entertainment Tonight’


Led by Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood, the movie industry is buzzing over Tom Cruise's first film for the newly relaunched United Artists, Lions for Lambs, a political thriller coming out in November. Starring Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Robert Redford, and directed by Redford, the movie — about the Stateside debate caused by the wounding of two Army Rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan — certainly has pedigree and brains to spare. So why did Cruise and UA's publicity machine debut the film's teaser on Entertainment Tonight, where the full ET synthesizer-and-voice-over treatment makes it seem totally stupid?