According to an OK! source, the former power couple — who successfully collaborated on Days of Thunder, Eyes Wide Shut and The Others (in which she starred and he executive produced) — are considering working together again; especially after The Others recently got optioned in a heated bidding war for a remake.
"That was a deal they should have been in on," says the source, adding that they’re not going to let another opportunity like this slip by.
"It doesn’t mean they’ll be co-starring in a movie, necessarily," continues the source. "But just by putting their names on a project as co-producers would be huge publicity and a whopping paycheck, and their handlers are anxious to make that happen for both of them."
The source adds that the exes are "keeping their eyes peeled" for a chance to collaborate. "Nicole thinks it would be an asset to bring Tom on to one of her projects."
As for Cruise, he is busy with other collaborations — in both business and pleasure. As OK! revealed, the A-lister has been getting closer to his Mission Impossible co-star Hayley Atwell. A source previously dished that Cruise and the British actress were spending a lot of time alone together, with Cruise even sneaking out to meet her in the middle of the night.
The 38-year-old Atwell was even reported to have been making frequent visits to Cruise's luxury flat in London ever since production of the highly-awaited sequel resumed in August.
It came as no surprise, though, that the two were caught cozying up. "It happens every time. I think it is because of his charisma and the insular nature of filming," OK!'s source explained. "He is so intense and invested in the filming on all levels."