Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr may team for El Presidente

Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr may join forces on Jay Roach’s action-comedy “El Presidente”.

Vulture says the script revolves around “an overzealous Secret Service agent whose work-life boundary issues get him reassigned to the inglorious task of guarding America’s worst former president, who is a bumbling sleaze. The job suddenly becomes exciting when a threat is made on the ex-president’s life and they must go on the run.”

Cruise is being offered the role of the agent, while Downey would play the disgraced president.

Dan Goor (“Parks &Recreation”) wrote the screenplay.

Side Note : Cruise was attached to play Tony Stark/Iron Man a few years before Downey got the gig.