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Cruise 'leaves Magnificent Seven'

Tom Cruise is reportedly no longer involved in The Magnificent Seven remake.

The Mission: Impossible star, who is said to have always wanted to make a Western, was attached to the lead role in the new version of John Sturges' 1960 film in May 2012.

But The Wrap has revealed Tom has left the project and Saving Mr Banks director John Lee Hancock has been drafted in to rewrite the script.

True Detective writer Nic Pizzolatto penned the initial draft of the script.

Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz starred as a group of American gunmen hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of bandits in The Magnificent Seven - a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic Seven Samurai.

The film spawned three sequels, and a TV series in 1998-2000.

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