Tom Cruise has 'issues' with Scientology film

2012-07-23 11:39
Los Angeles - Tom Cruise reportedly has "issues" with a new movie thought to be based on the founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard.

The feelings from the actor - who recently came to a divorce settlement with estranged wife Katie Holmes - came to light when he recently saw Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie The Master, according to the New York Post newspaper.

A full length trailer starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman was released by The Weinstein Company on Thursday but the movie's director denied claims is was referring to Scientology.

'Biggest middle finger ever'

Former Scientologist, Marc Headley, obtained a copy of the screenplay, and told The Daily Beast website:

"I can tell you that even if Scientology comes out with a statement that this movie is not about L Ron Hubbard or Scientology, this movie is the biggest fictional middle finger ever flown their way."

The screenplay has numerous similarities to Scientology, according to Marc, who belonged to Scientology's elite Sea Org group.

The Master  will be released in October, and there is already Academy Award buzz surrounding the project as it's Joaquin Phoenix's return to the silver screen for the first time in two years.

Watch The Master trailer here:


  • sagin.verity - 2012-07-23 11:51

    Who cares what this freak has to say about anything? Its a cult, not a religion. The basis of scientology is to survive at all costs no matter how you do it, or who you step on. I trust scientologists as much as i trust the anc.

  • badballie - 2012-07-23 12:07

    Scientology is a cult, the only acceptance as a church it has ever received is from the US, which effectively forced other governments to accept its US designated status

  • calliedj - 2012-07-23 12:46

    Tom Cruise has 'issues'.

  • benjamin.chifamba - 2012-07-27 18:21

    Tom is right, scientology is a church but not of GOD.It is a secret society

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