Tom Cruise could become part of film that ranked highest on IMDB | Pro Hub of News

Tom Cruise was reportedly considered for a role in the iconic film “Shawshank Redemption,” but ultimately did not join the project due to the involvement of newcomer director Frank Darabont. The role of Andy Dufresne was brilliantly portrayed by Tim Robbins, although imagining Cruise in the lead role could have been intriguing as well.

The situation took a turn when the young filmmaker, Frank Darabont, refused to step down from his position, despite renowned filmmaker Rob Reiner showing interest in taking over. Darabont was deeply drawn to the script by Stephen King, even offering $3 million to buy the rights, but remained steadfast in his decision.

According to Collider, Tom Cruise was discouraged from pursuing the role after Darabont’s firm stance. Insiders suggest that Cruise may have been hesitant to work with a relatively inexperienced director, preferring to collaborate with established directors like Rob Reiner, with whom he had previously worked on the successful film “A Few Good Men” in 1992.

Ultimately, the role went to Tim Robbins, and “Shawshank Redemption” became one of the highest-rated films on IMDb.