Two stunt pilots were killed in a plane crash in Colombia as they filmed sequences for Cruise's 'American Made'.
Court documents allege that Tom Cruise may have been partly responsible for a plane crash in 2015 that claimed the lives of two pilots during the filming of the star’s upcoming movie American Made.
Two stunt pilots hired for American Made were killed in the fatal crash when their twin-engine Piper Smith Aerostar 600 went down in the Colombian mountains in September 2015. Pilots Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl were both killed, while a third passenger, cinematographers Jimmy Lee Garland, was left paralyzed in the bottom half of his body.
Two years later, the families of Purwin and Berl are suing the film’s producers (Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures). They alleged in new court documents, obtained by People magazine, that both Cruise and director Doug Liman contributed in part to the accident by making excessive demands on the pilots for the purpose of filming multiple takes – though they themselves are not actually named in the lawsuit.
The actors went public with their love this week
Actors Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have finally gone public with their romance but it has now been claimed the pair kept their union a secret for five years for Katie to pocket a $7million divorce settlement from her first husband, Tom Cruise.
Katie Holmes has gone public with her relationship with Jamie Foxx
According to an old Radar Online report detailing papers from Holmes’ divorce to the father of her daughter, Suri, Katie agreed not to publicly date another man for five years in exchange for £3.6million in child support and £3.8million payment for herself.
Continue reading: Did Katie Holmes Keep Jamie Foxx Romance A Secret To Pocket $7million?
Katie and Jamie finally went public with their relationship on Monday, having reportedly dated in secret for four years.
The couple, who are widely believed to have been dating secretly since 2013, were spotted together in public for the first time, walking on the beach in Malibu, California on Labor Day on Monday (September 4th). In contrast to the secrecy of years gone by, they held hands and wore matching hats as they strolled along the oceanside.
Foxx and Holmes have taken serious measures to keep their relationship under wraps for all this time, with rumours abounding that Katie’s ex-husband Tom Cruise included a clause in their 2012 divorce settlement banning her from dating publicly for five years.
Continue reading: Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx Finally Confirm Relationship
After faltering a bit in The Mummy, Tom Cruise is back in swaggering machismo mode for American Made
Cruise's new movie American Made is based on the frankly insane true story of Barry Seal, who in the 1980s became entangled between the CIA, DEA, White House, the Contra rebels in Central America and the Medellin cocaine cartel.
Famously passionate about his roles, Cruise says that characters like Barry really fire him up. "I'm just interested in life," he says. "So when you see someone in a different life, you can't help but become more interested in it. And I have the privilege to put it up there and share it with everyone."
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An enjoyably freewheeling tone and Tom Cruise's star wattage combine to make this an entertaining true story. Packed with an astonishing sequence of absurd twists and turns, it's the kind of movie that could only be based on real-life events. But Cruise kind of overwhelms the material, turning it into a film about his trademark cock-of-the-walk swagger rather than an actual man who got caught up in a series of outrageous situations.
It opens in 1978, as airline pilot Barry Seal (Cruise) is approached by shifty CIA handler Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) and offered a great job flying over Central America and taking spy photos of freedom fighters and terrorists. With his wife Lucy (Sarah Wright Olsen) oblivious, the job soon escalates into an arms-delivery service across the region. This introduces Barry to Colombian drug lord Jorge Ochoa (Alejandro Edda), who offers him huge amounts of cash to carry cocaine back to America on his return flights. Soon Barry is running a massive business under the protection of the CIA, DEA and Reagan's White House. But these are dangerous people, and a series of shaky events reminds Barry how precarious his position is.
The film is narrated with videotapes Barry records in 1986 to document everything he got up to over the previous eight years. This gives director Doug Liman and screenwriter Gary Spinelli a framework on which to hang a series of rapid-fire set pieces, and the story leaps quickly from one crazy moment to the next, rarely pausing for breath. This is a lot of fun to watch, especially because the details scattered throughout the script are so jaw-dropping. But this race through the material doesn't offer much time for character development, and Barry never seems like a person in his own right: he's Tom Cruise, flashing that white grin while diving into a series of dangerous stunts.
Continue reading: American Made Review
Cruise had the accident while performing a rooftop leaping stunt in London over the weekend.
Paramount Pictures have confirmed recent reports that Tom Cruise had injured himself on the set of Mission: Impossible 6, saying that filming has been put on hold while the film’s lead star recovers from a broken ankle.
Pictures obtained by TMZ on Sunday (August 13th) seemed to show Cruise injuring himself while leaping in a harness between two buildings, colliding with and clambering onto the second after impacting it awkwardly. Later, he was seen limping around the set. A subsequent report in Variety suggested he had injured his hip as well as his right ankle.
“During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt,” Paramount said in a statement on Thursday (August 17th). “Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”
The actor looked like he was in a lot of pain in London this week.
Acting can be a pretty dangerous job for actors, especially when they insist on doing their own stunts. Tom Cruise, for example, managed to do himself an injury while shooting 'Mission: Impossible 6' in London this week, slamming into a building that he was supposed to jump onto.
Tom Cruise filming 'Mission: Impossible 6' stunt
Instead of employing the use of a stunt double, the Hollywood superstar is still doing his own stunts at 55-years-old, but that does not mean it doesn't sometimes go badly wrong. During a move where it seemed he had to leap from a set of scaffolding to the roof of a building in London early today (August 14th 2017), he managed to miss the jump by mere inches and instead crashed into the wall with some force, apparently injuring his leg.
Continue reading: Has Tom Cruise Injured Himself After 'Mission: Impossible 6' Stunt?
They star as enemies in 'The Mummy'.
'The Mummy' unites two Hollywood legends - Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe - for the very first time, and it seems their dynamic is an important theme that carries the plot of this new horror adaptation. It seems that both actors enjoyed working with each other immensely.
Tom Cruise stars in 'The Mummy'
Casting aside rumours of an on-set feud, both Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe only have animosity as part of their characters of Nick Morton and Dr. Henry Jekyll respectively. In fact, they got on tremendously well on the set of Alex Kurtzman's 'The Mummy', which is set for released this week.
Continue reading: How Tom Cruise And Russell Crowe 'Fleshed Out' Their Fight Scene
During a deadly military operation in Egypt, an explosion uncovers an overwhelming secret buried in the sand. Army officer Nick Morton teams up with an archaeologist named Jenny Halsey to investigate the new find, but what looks like an ancient tomb is found very quickly by Halsey to be a prison, which tells of the fate of Ahmanet; the heir to the throne of Egypt. Destined to be queen, Ahmanet's quest for power led her on a murderous rampage when she was alive, and her punishment saw her sealed in her sarcophagus and buried alive. The power has remained, and the discovery has released a dark force that nearly kills them all as they attempt to fly the sarcophagus back to London. Somehow, Nick manages to survive an horrific plane crash completely unscathed, with the spirit of Ahmanet using him to regain her power back. She won't stop until she has seized control on the world that slipped through her grasp all those centuries ago, and London is the first target.
A re-boot of the original 1932 horror (which previously spawned the 1999 trilogy of the same name and the Dwayne Johnson spin-off 'The Scorpion King'), 'The Mummy' is a brand new story based on Egyptian myth. It has been directed by Alex Kurtzman ('People Like Us') and written by Jon Spaihts ('Passengers', 'Doctor Strange', 'Prometheus') and the Academy Award winning Christopher McQuarrie ('The Usual Suspects', 'Jack Reacher', 'Edge of Tomorrow'). The new trailer features a part instrumental of The Rolling Stones hit 'Paint it Black'. 'The Mummy' is set to be released on June 9th 2017.
There are also a number of excellent featurettes to watch. The Zero gravity shoot is particularly fascinating to learn about. To replicate zero gravity, a specially equipped plane must fly to a great height and then basically go into a freefall for 22 seconds - as the time frame is so short, they had to reset the shots over forty times.
Days after Tom Cruise confirmed that 'Top Gun 2' was definitely happening, his co-star Val Kilmer said he was prepared to play his famous role again.
It’s all coming together for the newly-confirmed Top Gun sequel, with Tom Cruise’s co-star Val Kilmer throwing his hat into the ring and saying that he’s ready to reprise his character Iceman in the highly anticipated follow-up.
The 57 year old actor followed up Cruise’s announcement with one of his own on Wednesday (May 24th), saying that he is ready to fly once more into the danger zone. Posting a selfie on Instagram while wearing a graphic Iceman T-shirt, Kilmer wrote: “friends said it's official - #TOPGUN2 was announced today. I'm ready Tom- still got my top gun plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!”
Continue reading: Val Kilmer Says He's "Ready" To Play The Iceman Again In 'Top Gun 2'
Alex Kurtzman's re-make of 'The Mummy' hits cinema screens on June 9th, 2017.
Some of the cast and crew of this summer’s upcoming blockbuster re-make of The Mummy, including its star Tom Cruise, have spoken about their experiences shooting the film.
“I grew up watching these monster movies when I was a little kid, and I remember being utterly terrified,” Cruise said in a new featurette. “What’s interesting about the way these stories are told is that you identify with these classic characters. They terrify us, yet you feel sympathy for them.”
Tom Cruise stars in 'The Mummy'
It's hard to believe that these half a dozen massive movie names have never prevailed at the Academy Awards.
Awards season is nearly upon us, with the film industry gearing up for its annual round of back-slapping and palm-greasing, as well as honouring the most significant works that Hollywood and beyond has had to offer over the past 12 months.
However, there are a number of box office regulars and well-known faces that have never won the most prestigious prize Hollywood awards – the Best Actor or Actress Oscar. Here are half a dozen big stars who have featured in many hit movies who have, surprisingly, never collected a gong.
Tom Cruise filming 'The Mummy' in 2016
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The soundtrack-less trailer is hilarious.
Say what you like about Tom Cruise, he doesn't do anything by halves. Thus, when he's expected to scream while falling from a plane, he really goes for it. Of course, the scream wasn't particularly effective in the recently released trailer for 'The Mummy'... until now.
Tom Cruise's scream in 'The Mummy' is epic
This week, IMAX set out to share a new trailer for the upcoming re-boot of 'The Mummy', but what followed instead was an upload of the original trailer with some key parts of the audio missing. Virtually all of the soundtrack couldn't be heard, pretty much just leaving behind all of the actors vocals and their weird noises. You might remember it's a pretty full-on clip, and Tom Cruise screaming without the help of a score is just hilarious.
Continue reading: Is The Tom Cruise Scream From 'The Mummy' The New Wilhelm Scream?
New trailer gives a glimpse into this 2017 re-boot.
If you're bored with zombies and vampires by now but still need a classic monster fix, 'The Mummy' is making a comeback in a new movie starring Tom Cruise. It's a fresh new story about another wronged Ancient Egyptian figure, but with loads of explosions and cinematic craziness to go with it.
Tom Cruise stars in 'The Mummy'
All we have so far is a trailer and already it looks like it's going to be one hell of a ride. It sees Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis as military operative Nick Morton and archaeologist Jenny Halsey in a plane incident when an army craft carrying an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus is attacked by a flock of crow-like creatures. As the burning plane hurtles towards the ground, Nick releases Jenny's parachute and braces himself for impact. The next thing he knows, he has woken up in a body bag in a morgue. Strangely unscathed.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise Comes Back From The Dead In 'The Mummy'
The tombs and burial chambers in Egypt have long provided fascinated discoveries and lead the world to understand incredibly important facts about ancient times. Down the generations, it's been said that the ancient Egyptian gods, deities and earthly pharaohs had powers beyond those of a normal human.
Thousands of years after the gods walked the earth, we're still as interested in the secrets the ancients held.
There are few details available about the precise plot of the new movie but here's what we do know. When a new tomb is found, work begins to excavate the structure and catalogue its contents. When a mummy's tomb is uncovered, the archaeologists can't believe their luck, wishing to protect and preserve the tomb, the army are called in and asked to transport the structure to London but whilst the freighter is in the air, the team on board find themselves - and the plane - being attacked by a vast swathe of flying creatures.
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Tom Cruise once again stars as Jack Reacher in the new movie Never Go Back.
After weathering the furore over his casting as Lee Child's 6-foot-5 blond muscle man in the 2012 film Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise set out to make the character his own in the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. "I love this character," Cruise says with a smile. "I love the iconic nature of this character. I like the physicality of the character. It's fun creating the kinds of stories that he has as he goes to different places."
Tom Cruise on set with Cobie Smulders
Cruise also liked the way the novels keep the action grounded in reality. "When you read the books you just find yourself thinking that they're really satisfying," he says. "It's like the movies I watched in the '70s, and some from the '60s, the movies that you kind of look back on. Jack is the cool loner - it's very Western, very American. And I love the fact that today, especially in this digital age, he's someone who doesn't have a phone, he's off-grid. He walks into a place and he's enormously capable but just very human."
Continue reading: Tom Cruise's Love For Jack Reacher
Tom Cruise at the UK premiere of his new movie 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th October 2016
Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', Cruise suggested he'd be up for reprising his role as Maverick in a 'Top Gun' sequel if it was "right".
Tom Cruise once again addressed long-standing rumours that a Top Gun sequel may or may not be in the works, hinting to Jimmy Kimmel that he would be keen on reprising his ‘Maverick’ role if the circumstances and script were “right”.
The 54 year old actor appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Tuesday evening (October 18th), nominally to discuss another upcoming sequel he’s starring in, that of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in which he brings back his ex-Army Sergeant character based on Lee Child’s book series.
Tom Cruise on the set of 'The Mummy' in 2016
Continue reading: Tom Cruise Hints At Possible 'Top Gun' Sequel
Tom Cruise is currently promoting his new movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and is seen here at the ABC studios for a recording of Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th October 2016
After quitting the United States Army Military Police, Jack Reacher has become an independent crime investigator who looks into hard to solve cases. Having recently worked on the case of a rogue sniper we once again meet Reacher who's on a rampage for justice.
Jack Reacher makes his own laws and seeks justice for those who cannot speak. Reacher sets to work uncovering the ways of a dirty town sheriff and soon wants to meet up with his old friend, Susan Turner. Reacher turns up at Turners base to be told that she's been arrested for crimes. This is then followed by the arrest of Jack himself for a murder that happened more than a decade before. Reacher and Turner are both out on a mission to clear their names but as facts start to fall into place, it turns out that the people behind this mystery might reach far higher than ever thought.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the second film in the Jack Reacher series (the first released in 2012), based on the books by Lee Childs. Never Go Back is Childs' 18th book in the series.
The actress was just 23 when she tied the knot with Cruise in 1990.
Kidman, who was 23 when she wed Cruise, told Red magazine that she looks back and can’t believe she was married so young and had two kids by age 27.
Nicole Kidman says she was too young at the time of her marriage to Tom Cruise.
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Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis are spotted filming dramitic scenes for The Mummy. Tom and Annabelle play the characters of Tyler Colt and Jenny Halsey respectively. Both can be seen dancing in celebration of the last day of filming. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th July 2016
Jack Reacher goes back in 'Never Go Back'.
Tom Cruise returns in the gripping sequel to 2012's 'Jack Reacher' with 'Never Go Back'; another adrenaline-fuelled action thriller from author Lee Child which this time co-stars Cobie Smulders and has been directed by the Oscar winning Edward Zwick. The movie is set for release this Fall.
Tom Cruise returns in 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'
The eighteenth book of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, released in 2013, is finally set to hit theaters four years after the first movie. For 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' (also known as 'Jack Reacher: Never Look Back'), Edward Zwick ('The Last Samurai', 'Love & Other Drugs') has taken over from Christopher McQuarrie as director, with a screenplay co-written by Richard Wenk ('The Equalizer') and Marshall Herskovitz ('Nashville').
Tom Cruise - Tom Cruise at Goodwood Racecourse for 'Glorious Goodwood - Ladies Day' - Goodwood, United Kingdom - Thursday 31st July 2014
Tom Cruise - Tom Cruise waves to fans and signs autographs as he leaves the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Tom Cruise Wednesday 13th June 2012 Tom Cruise filming on the set of 'Oblivion' at the foot of the Empire State Building New York, City, USA
Tom Cruise Tuesday 13th December 2011 Mission: Impossible Ghost protocol premiere - Arrivals London, England
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