Based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, the 1957 original starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin, telling the tale of a sheriff's struggle to bring an outlaw to justice. Mangold will produce alongside his wife Cathy Konrad for Columbia. Cruise is apparently interest in taking the role of the villainous desperado being targeted by the lawman.
Also possibly on the cards for the actor is Adrian Lyne's suspense drama Two Minutes to Midnight, in which the protagonist must find his wife by 23:58 or kill himself, reports Empire.
A third project that Cruise is said to be musing over is Fool's Gold, which is about a divorced couple who find their sparks rekindled during a treasure hunt.