Northern Irish helmer Brian Kirk is fast becoming a hot property in Hollywood. The director was recently announced as the man who would be tackling Thor 2, and will now also be working with Tom Cruise in the rodeo drama, Paper Wings.

Showblitz are reporting that Cruise apparently handpicked Kirk, who has previously worked on a bunch of series' for HBO - including Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Apparently a table read involving Cruise and Will Smith took place with the script, but there is no word on Big Willy and possible involvement as yet. The plot centres in a rodeo champ who falls for a country and western singer.

It's not clear which film would go into production first, but Marvel were the first company to get their paws on Kirk so they may have dibs.