After getting good buzz for his comedic turn in "Tropic Thunder," Tom Cruise may be in the mood to lighten up.

His film career, that is.

Word from the Hollywood Reporter is that Cruise is loosely attached to "Food Fight," a Working Title comedy about a snooty New York chef (Cruise) who must cook meals at a school cafeteria.

Cruise hasn’t done many comedies since his 1983 "Risky Business." His last funny role was in the 1996 film "Jerry Maguire." But he has done other funny small bits in films like "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

Cruise’s next movie in theatres will be United Artists’ "Valkyrie," in which he plays Klaus von Stauffenberg, the Nazi commander who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler.

Definitely not funny.

But, hey, it can’t hurt to hint to the industry trades that the actor would like to consider drama and comedy scripts.

Photos: Tom Cruise at the "Tropic Thunder" premere.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead