Washington: Tom Cruise and Doug Liman may reteam for 1980s crime thriller 'Mena' being made by Universal and CrossCreek.

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Tom Cruise. Pic/Santa Banta 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Liman, who helmed most acclaimed sci-fi movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' with Cruise in 2014, would be stepping into the shoes of Ron Howard, who was attached to direct the project when Universal picked it up as a spec by Gary Spinelli for a reported 1 million dollars.

The drug tale tells the story of Barry Seal, a fired TWA pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel.

He was later recruited by the DEA and CIA to provide intelligence, with his work tying to the Iran Contra scandal. He was assassinated by Colombians in 1986.