Robert Downey Jr, Tom Cruise for 'El Presidente'?
Director Roach reportedly wants Cruise to star as the Secret Service agent who is tasked with the job of guarding the bumbling president, to be played by Downey.
The Warner Bros. political comedy will see Cruise's overzealous spy character see his banal job become exciting when a threat on the president's life forces the pair to go on the run together.
Should the duo sign up for El Presidente, which is being written by Dan Goor, it will be the first time that they have teamed up since the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder.
Warner Bros. are thought to be keen on reuniting with Downey after working with him on the Sherlock Holmes movie franchise and have been impressed with Cruise's work on Rock of Ages.