Tom Cruise's son to make debut in Will Smith film

Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:37am EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise's 13-year-old son Connor is set to follow in his father's footsteps, making his film debut in the upcoming Will Smith drama "Seven Pounds," People magazine reported on Tuesday.

Connor, adopted by Cruise and his former wife, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, will play a young version of Smith.

Despite his pedigree, he had to audition for the Columbia Pictures project, People said.

"Tom is so proud of Connor," the magazine quoted a source as saying. "He's proud of him for really doing this on his own."

Cruise and Kidman adopted two children during their marriage -- Connor and 15-year-old daughter Isabella.

Cruise now has another daughter, two-year-old Suri, with his third wife, Katie Holmes. Kidman is expecting a baby with her country-star husband Keith Urban in July.

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<p>Actor Tom Cruise's children Isabella (L) and Connor arrive for a party at a restaurant in Rome November 16, 2006. Connor is set to follow in his father's footsteps, making his film debut in the upcoming Will Smith drama "Seven Pounds," People magazine reported on Tuesday. REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>