Throughout his long career, actor Tom Cruise has received three Academy Award nominations, the last of which was for Magnolia, director Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 ensemble drama. Anderson's latest work, The Master, recently debuted its first trailer. Cruise and Anderson apparently remain friendly, as the director screened the movie for him, The Wrap reports; however, Cruise apparently wasn't completely impressed.
According to the report, Cruise's disenchantment stems from his devotion to the Church of Scientology. The Master centers on a family man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who starts his own cult-like religion, which has long been reported to be loosely based on Scientology. Apparently, two sources close to the movie claim that Cruise "had issues" with some parts, and that Anderson was hoping to head off conflict over the movie from the growing religious organization. The report also claims that The Master's distributor, The Weinstein Company, intends to show the movie to John Travolta, another follower of Scientology.
For now, The Wrap report should be considered a rumor since Cruise's spokesperson and another for the Church of Scientology have both declined to comment. cruise wants to ride with The Magnificent Seven >> Posted 05.24.12 by Ryan