Tom Cruise is in talks to star in Sleeper, Sam Raimi's adaptation of the DC Comics/Wildstorm comic at Warner Bros. Raimi will produce with his Star Road Entertainment partner Josh Donen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips, Sleeper, which ran from 2003-05, centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.
Sleeper is the third project that Cruise has become associated with over the past two weeks --all three separate from his commitments at UA. In addition to The Tourist, the actor has expressed interest in the Working Title-Universal comedy Food Fight.
No production date has been set.