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Brad Pitt has been lined up to replace Tom Cruise in the next Mission Impossible film. It is a move that will make Pitt the highest-paid actor in Hollywood history.Paramount Pictures, the company behind the franchise, ended their long-running partnership with Cruise and is planning to install Pitt in the lead role.
An insider told London Lite: “MI:IV will not include Cruise’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.”
Paramount is prepared to do whatever it takes to get Pitt on board, and is even willing to make him the highest-paid movie star in history, with a salary topping £21 million.
Cruise and Paramount ended their 14-year relationship last month, with chairman Sumner Redstone blaming Cruise’s controversial behaviour for the split.
“It’s nothing to do with his acting ability, he’s a terrific actor,” Redstone told the Wall Street Journal.
“But we don’t think that someone who commits creative suicide and costs the company revenue should be on the lot. As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal. His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount.”