Cruise pushes 'Edge of Tomorrow' to its limits

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 27, 2014 at 11:09 am •  Published: May 27, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — Three premieres in three cities on one day. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are pushing their own limits to promote their latest movie "Edge of Tomorrow."

The tour starts Wednesday with an early London premiere, moving on to Paris and ending in New York.

Film stars are used to jetting around to launch their projects but not usually on the same day. Blunt, the 31-year-old British actress known from "The Devil Wears Prada," says it's typical of her co-star.

"When I heard about the premiere idea of three in one day, I just said 'that's Tom's idea,'" she said.

"Edge of Tomorrow," directed by Doug Liman, is an action thriller, a science-fiction tale, a war movie and a love story all rolled into one.

Cruise, 51, plays military PR man Maj. William Cage, a quick-talking coward who is forced to fight for humanity against an alien invasion. Blunt is the poster girl for the army, a highly-trained warrior and the only person who can help Cage when he starts living the same day over and over again, never reaching the tomorrow of the title.

Shot in the U.K. at Warner Brothers' Leavesden Studios, the director says three premieres in twenty-four hours is nothing compared to what they achieved on the set.

"'Edge of Tomorrow' was an impossible movie to make — harder than anything I've ever done before. So having a premiere day that starts off sounding impossible really seemed like it would be a great way to finish," Liman said.

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