but surely, the ensemble drama set amidst the backdrop of the war in Afghanistan/Global War on Terror/World Wars 3-6, Lions for Lambs, is filling out on its way to production. Already, the Robert Redford-directed flick sports Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher,

Glory Road

), Michael Pena (Crash, World Trade Center), and Redford himself.

Now they’ve added a British newbie by the name of Andrew Garfield as a lead as well. Apparently, the guy is best known for TV and theater work (no word on how he feels about lasagna), so this will be his feature film debut. It’s not certain exactly who he’ll be in the movie, but whatever it is, it’s a pretty good look for the lad.

This flick, of course, represents the coming out party for Cruise….wait, bad choice of words. It represents the…re-emergence of the United Artists banner under his direction as he rebounds from a fairly unpleasant 2006.