Mission Impossible Shake-Up

You know, I’m starting to feel a little sorry for Tom Cruise. Lately it seems as though we’re slowly watching the collapse of a superstar. It’s kind of depressing.

First Mission Impossbile III tanks at the box office, he gets fired from Paramount, and of course, there’s the whole Suri Cruise debacle.

Then this happens:

Brad Pitted Against Cruise in ‘M:I’ Shake-Up
By WENN Wednesday, September 20, 2006 [SOURCE]

HOLLYWOOD – Brad Pitt has been tipped to reverse the Mission: Impossible franchise’s struggling fortunes by replacing Tom Cruise in the fourth installment.

Cruise, who played agent Ethan Hunt in the action movies, was axed by Paramount Studios last month following Mission: Impossible III‘s poor box office takings and his “unacceptable conduct” off screen.

Now Fight Club star Pitt is being hailed as a potential savior, despite the fact he recently voiced his aversion to superstar roles, insisting, “Being a part of an ensemble is always more fun, you don’t have to carry the film.”

An industry insider tells Britain’s London Lite evening newspaper, “Mission: Impossible IV will not include Tom‘s character, agent Ethan Hunt.

They’re considering a brief mention, saying Hunt retired to live a safe life with his new wife.

They’re set on Brad taking over as a gutsy new head operative who puts together his own unique team of specialists.” Studios bosses will reportedly offer over $52 million for Pitt to star in the film, the single biggest wage ever paid to an actor for one film.

See, poor Tom Cruise. How will he ever survive?

Do Scientologists have a God? If so, Tom Cruise should really hit him up for some advice. (And I say him because no female would ever be the God of Scientology.)

2 thoughts on “Mission Impossible Shake-Up”

  1. Pitt should be a worthy replacement. And I’m not even bothered by the $52 million paycheck (half of which will probably end up helping people in third world countries).

    Shed narry a tear for Cruise; he has millions. Of course, what doth it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?

  2. That’s the first thought I had actually. Brad Pitt is a good replacement but he probably won’t do it. Someone along the lines of Clive Owen could be another option.

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