Tom Cruise to do film on attempted assassination

Tom Cruise is set to star in a film based on the 1944 attempt to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.The 'Mission: Impossible' actor was originally only going to produce the wartime thriller, but was convinced by director Bryan Singer to star in it as well.The film, which has yet to be given a title, focuses on the true story of a plot by German soldiers to kill the dictator.Tom's production partner said in a statement: "After reading the script, Tom and I knew immediately that this was a film we had to make. As an added bonus, because of Bryan Singer's involvement and Tom's admiration for him as a filmmaker, as well as the excellence of the script, the project attracted Tom as an actor."Tom is currently filming 'Lions For Lambs' with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, due out at the end of the year.Tom's wife Katie Holmes is also about to return to work after taking time out to have their daughter, Suri. Katie will start filming crime comedy caper 'Mad Money' in April.