With all this Tropic Thunder buzz, Tom Cruise is dabbling into a little more comedy, loosely attached to Food Fight, which is a warmhearted comedy about a snooty New York chef who is forced to cook meals at a school cafeteria. Cruise is eyeing the the role of the chef.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Veteran scribe Adam Brooks is attached to write the screenplay. A search for a director is under way.

Food Fight would mark a departure for Cruise, who has made few comedies since his breakout role in 1983's Risky Business: His last such lead role was in 1996's dramedy Jerry Maguire.

No production date has been set.