Cruise and Diaz pair up

2010-07-23 00:00

TOM Cruise and Cameron Diaz pair up in the action comedy Knight And Day, the only new film opening in ­Pietermaritzburg today.

At breakneck speed, secret agent Roy Miller (Cruise) sends the ordinary-seeming June Havens’s (Diaz) life on a screeching detour.

They meet when June boards a plane in Wichita, Kansas, but everything changes when Roy starts shooting people and the plane hurtles into a cornfield.

Without time to catch her breath, June finds herself being pursued around the globe — dodging bullets in Boston, leaping rooftops in Austria, and running from bulls in Seville — all in the company of a potentially ­duplicitous, possibly unstable yet ­decidedly alluring secret agent.

Their life-or-death adventure will push these two people from opposite worlds to do the one thing they’ve long avoided: trust.

“Knight and Day has everything I love in movies,” says Cruise. “It’s a perfect mix of action, comedy and fresh, identifiable characters with a love story that feels very ­organic. What interested me so much about the story of Roy and June is that everything that happens to them ­happens through the prism of action.

“The challenge and joy for ­Cameron and me was finding ways to reveal our characters in the middle of these manic moments of danger — showing how Roy and June start to bring out the best in each other, which is the ultimate romantic idea.”

The film, which is directed by James Mangold (Walk The Line and 3:10 To Yuma) also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Jordi Mollà and Paul Dano.


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