Tom Cruise to Star in Fourth "Mission:Impossible" Flick?
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:45:44
Paramount has announced it will make a fourth Mission Impossible film, which usually translates into big bucks for the studio, since the film is a tentpole franchise/brand. However, Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt is up in the air. "We absolutely are excited about having Tom Cruise star in this movie," is how Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore said ever so diplomatically on Tuesday, but he also said that the franchise is a brand before and after Cruise. Word is that the disappointing box office performance and subsequent dud status of his latest film, Knight and Day, which also stars Cameron Diaz, has the studio concerned about the actor's ability to connect with American audiences as fervently as he used to.
Did Cruise's couch-jumping antics and over-exposed marriage to Katie Holmes kill his career? He has not really rebounded since.