Production has begun in Georgia on Universal’s action film that reunites Cruise with his Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman.


Mena centres on the international exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot whom the CIA recruited to run one of the biggest covert operations in US history.

Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Benito Martinez, E Roger Mitchell, Lola Kirke and Alejandro Edda round out the key cast.

Cross Creek Pictures finances Mena with Christopher Woodrow’s new Vendian Entertainment on board as co-financier and executive producer alongside Greek ship owner Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis’ Hercules Film Fund and Terry Douglas’ Rhea Films.

Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson are producing alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Kim Roth and Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison.

Universal has set a January 6 2017 release.

  • Warner Bros has set Keanu for April 22 2016 and Going In Style for May 6 2016.