It seems that Paramount won’t disavow Tom Cruise, after all. Following the news a while back that production of Mission: Impossible 6 was halted because of a salary dispute between studio and star, both sides have reached an agreement and the movie is now going ahead. Presumably, the contracts were signed after lengthy, dull meetings between attorneys, but I suppose it’s possible Cruise put on a rubber mask that made him look like Paramount boss Brad Grey, gained access to the studio, then absailed down the side of a building, broke into an office and stole compromising computer files before paragliding in the direction of the Hollywood hills.
Cruise is the producer of the Mission: Impossible films, and the films have been an enormous success, so it was inevitable that the pay dispute would be resolved. He was looking to get paid the same amount for M:I 6 as he will receive for starring in The Mummy, the first movie in Universal‘s big franchise hope: The Monster Cinematic Universe. The plot of The Mummy, by the way, is “Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy comprehension.” Yes, I know what you’re thinking: that sounds like a Trump attack ad against Clinton. Or possibly a new show about Kim Kardashian.