'Thor 2' helmer Kirk to Captain Rodeo pic 'Paper Wings'
Brian Kirk, the "Game of Thrones" director who's in talks to direct "Thor 2," is also in negotiations to take the reins of Sony's rodeo pic "Paper Wings," Variety's Jeff Sneider exclusively reports. The story follows a rodeo champ who falls for an up-and-coming country singer. There hadn't been any movement on the long-gestating project since last summer, when Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith performed a table read at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in Hollywood. While there are no actors officially attached, sources tell Variety that Cruise had a hand in selecting Kirk for the gig and will work with the helmer to develop the script. Kirk will make his studio debut with Marvel's "Thor 2," which Disney will release on July 26, 2013. Irish filmmaker has directed episodes of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Showtime's "Dexter" and BBC's "Luther."