Bart & Fleming: On Alex Gibney's HBO Scientology Documentary & Tom Cruise - 2015-03-15

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F0.png Bart & Fleming: On Alex Gibney's HBO Scientology Documentary & Tom Cruise March 15, 2015, Peter Bart, Deadline

BART: Tom Cruise usually casts himself as the hero in his films, but he's definitely the "heavy" in a new documentary on Scientology to be broadcast in two weeks on HBO. And his depiction may affect the international box office returns of his new Mission: Impossible sequel, which opens July 31. Paramount, the distributor of this $100 million-plus blockbuster, knows that Scientology is an incendiary issue in Germany and a few other European countries. Will the studio need a strategy to deal with Cruise's cause, or will it totally ignore the issue?


{{cite news | first = Peter | last = Bart | author2 = Mike Fleming Jr | title = Bart & Fleming: On Alex Gibney's HBO Scientology Documentary & Tom Cruise | url = http://deadline.com/2015/03/tomcruise-scientology-going-clear-hbo-1201392231/ | work = Deadline | date = March 15, 2015 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}