On the heels of Tom Cruise and company's proud announcement yesterday that they not only have $100 million to burn, but also have already chosen his next project, tongues around the internet started wagging, trying to figure out what that film will be. The best lead, oddly enough, may have been tracked down by mainstream staple Entertainment Weekly, which reported recently that Cruise has held meetings with none other than Judd Apatow, the box office magician behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (he wrote and directed the first and produced the other two). While meetings in no way mean anything concrete, Apatow sounded pretty optimistic when he spoke with EW, saying "We've had great conversations -- I hope something real comes out of it."

What do you guys think of Cruise making a comedy? While my knee-jerk reaction was a negative one, when I thought about it more I realized working with Apatow might be a brilliant move by Cruise: If he can turn in a non-manic, convincingly self-effacing performance, that might go a long way towards getting him back in the good graces of those he's turned off over the past year.