The upcoming film 'Mena' is a biographical criminal drama-thriller that tells the true story of Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), a TWA pilot who was recruited by the CIA to collect intell against the emerging communists in Central America. Eventually, Seal was put in charge of a major CIA covert operation involving drug smuggling for the Medellin cartel and brought embarrassment to the Reagan White House.
The film is directed by Doug Liman and written by Gary Spinelli and set to be released on January 6, 2017.
Here are the actors set to star in the film and who they'll play.
Tom Cruise as Barry Seal
Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal (July 16, 1939 – February 19, 1986) was an American drug smuggler, and aircraft pilot and dealer who flew flights for the Medellín Cartel. He was shot dead in a safe house 1986.
Cruise is one the biggest movie stars on the planet, whose film have included such a blockbusters as the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise, 'Top Gun', 'Rain Man', 'Jerry Maguire', 'A Few Good Men', 'Interview with the Vampire', 'The Firm' and more. He's been nominated for an academy award three times and won three Golden Globes.
Domhnall Gleeson as Monty Schafer
Best known for his portrayal of General Hux in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and roles the 'Harry Potter' franchise, 'Ex Machina' and 'About Time'. He has acted on both stage and screen, earning a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for his role in the Broadway production 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore'.
Sarah Wright as Lucy Seal
Wright is an actress and former fashion model who has appeared in several films and TV series. Wright most recently co-starred in the NBC sitcom 'Marry Me'. She appeared as Sarah Mason, one of the girls with whom Patrick Dempsey's character has a one-night stand in the 2008 film 'Made of Honor'.
Jayma Mays as Dana Sibota
Best known for her role as Emma Pillsbury on the musical series 'Glee', Mays has also appeared in the superhero series 'Heroes' and the sitcom 'The Millers', as well as the films 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' and 'The Smurfs'.
Jesse Plemons as Sheriff Downing
Best known for his TV work--Plemons played Landry Clarke in the NBC drama series 'Friday Night Lights', Todd Alquist in the AMC crime drama series 'Breaking Bad', and Ed Blumquist in the second season of the FX anthology series 'Fargo'.
His film credits have including 'Like Mike', 'Battleship', 'The Master' and' Black Mass'.
Lola Kirke as Judy Downing
Kirke has had starring roles in 'Mistress America' and the Amazon original streaming series 'Mozart in the Jungle'. She also had a supporting role in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'.
Caleb Landry Jones as Bubba
Jones is best known for his performances in 'The Last Exorcism', 'X-Men: First Class', and 'Contraband'. He starred in 'Antiviral', an official selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival that was directed by Brandon Cronenberg (son of famed director David Cronenberg). He has recently been cast in the lead role in the science fiction romance 'Broken Dream'.
Jed Rees as Louis Finkle
Canadian actor Reese is best known for his roles in 'Galaxy Quest', 'Elizabethtown', and 'Deadpool'.
Connor Trinneer as George W. Bush
Trinneer is best known for his role as Charles "Trip" Tucker III on 'Star Trek: Enterprise' and as Michael on the series 'Stargate Atlantis'.