Connor Cruise Lands His First Movie Role (Update)

Update: People confirms that Connor Cruise will play a young version of Will Smith in the upcoming drama Seven Pounds. This turns out to be different than what the National Enquirer reported, but he’s none the less making his debut. This is the same director/producer team from The Pursuit of Happyness – the film is set to release January 16, 2009.

The National Enquirer claims that Connor Cruise, 13, ( Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s son) has landed his first movie role – playing Will Smith’s son in the, The Trial of the Chicago 7, directed by Cruise’s good friend, Steven Spielberg. Apparently there were no favors here, Connor went in and auditioned like everyone else, and won over execs in the process,

“Tom is thrilled because Connor went through the auditions like all the other children and seems to have been given the job based on his talent,” says a source. “Nicole’s excited too, because Connor has wanted to act for a long time. Now he’s getting his big break.”

Will Smith who plays activist Bobby Seale in the film, is also a very good friend of Tom’s. The movie will chronicle the trial of demonstrators arrested during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Hmmm, I don’t know about the no favors thing, I think it was only a matter of time. 🙂

Source: the National Enquirer via Now

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  1. JADE

    I think it’s funny when the kids get into acting like they see what their parents go/went through they even have to live through it like papparazi stuff and they still do it and yeah i don’t doubt that he is a great actor but i think there would have been favors involved but wouldn’t you do that for your friends kids if they had what you were looking for??

  2. Dea

    Suuureee, of course no favors *rolling eyes*

  3. me

    Talk about a cheesy looking photo op…good grief! Yeah…he really got the part based on talent over other kids…sure he did..wink,wink…

  4. I think it’s a shame that Nicole is never seen with her first two children. I wonder how the feel about not being allowed to see their mother. I know Scientologist can’t really see people who aren’t, but she is their mother, and she should be allowed to see them.

    But I’m so happy for her about Sunday. Nobody will ever take her away from Nicole.

  5. Sarah

    I didn’t realize they weren’t allowed to see her. I always wondered why we rarely see them with her but could find no explanation. Could someone explain?

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