Tom Cruise to gain weight for latest role as Barry Seal in Mena

  • ANI, London
  • Updated: Mar 15, 2015 16:20 IST

Hollywood star Tom Cruise will soon be seen in a 'weighty' role. Cruise plance to gain weight for his part in thriller flick Mena, according to reports.

The Top Gun star will portray the role of pilot Barry Seal, who trafficked drugs and guns for Colombian gangsters before becoming a CIA agent, the Daily Star reported.

Experts said that the American actor needs to gain at least 50lb i.e. around three-and-a-half stones ? to ?chunk-out? his face and neck. A senior executive at Universal Pictures said that the 52-year-old actor was determined to become Barry Seal as the actor believed it was the only way he could do justice to an incredible script.

Cruise wore a "fat suit" to play an obese movie mogul in the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder but the actor has been told he cannot do the same for Mena as it would not look realistic.

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