Top Stories

Tom Cruise is a Monster

Tom Cruise is a Monster

Tom Cruise will produce and may star in the serial-killer thriller The Monster of Florence, reports Variety.

The film is about eight grisly double homicides believed to have been committed single-handedly between 1968 and 1985 in and around the Italian Renaissance gem.

The script will be penned by Chris McQuarrie, who also wrote the screenplay for Valkyrie (Cruise‘s next big film opening Dec. 26). If the 46-year-old actor likes what he reads again, he’ll star in Monster.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
Posted to: Tom Cruise

JJ Links Around The Web

AKM-GSI
  • Hillary Clinton blames "fake news" for losing presidential election - TMZ
  • Celebs react to Astronaut John Glenn passing away - Gossip Cop
  • Willow Smith dropped a surprise EP called Mellifluous - Just Jared Jr
  • Candace Cameron Bure is leaving The View - Radar
  • Dwayne Johnson shows off his massive muscles in the Baywatch trailer - Lainey Gossip
  • Is Pitch coming back for a second season? - The Hollywood Reporter
  • sinna

    This man has the scariest smile i’ve ever seen

  • t.

    Interesting choice. He gets a bad rap because he’s a nut job off screen but the guy is actually a really good actor.

  • dido

    he is a wonderful actor and escpecially for villain roles he is the perfect choice

  • SASHA

    THIS IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR TOM. I LIKE IT WHEN HE TAKE RISKY MOVIE ROLES.
    KEEP IT UP TOM YOU’RE A GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAT ACTOR.

  • GO TOM

    i love him whatever he does im interested

  • kizzyisakunt

    ATTENTION ALL JJers:

    I’ve had enough of certain bullies thinking they can get away with whatever they want. Therefore, I’m going to share this with you. One of the trolls from dlisted who mercilessly attacked you in Angelina threads is:

    Kimberley Sallenger (kizzy1972@hotmail.com)

    The poor, sweet victim was “driven away” from dlisted after too many attacks on posters there. You can’t address her there, but you can certainly email her & tell her what you think. Please do.

  • this is a joke, right?

    When will this arrogant, egomaniac realize that he cannot act? Oh, that’s right..he won’t because he’s been brainwashed.

    Why is it that he thinks he is the best choice to act in every movie he produces, etc.? Stick a fork in him…maybe it’ll make him realized he’s “done” and maybe it will deflate his ego.

    Wish he and his beard would sign up to be “experiments” on the international space station!!!!

  • perfect part for a nutcase

    Hey, finally some good casting for Tiny Tom…..

    One problem….everybody knows he’s a nutcase. He’d be playing himself.

  • me

    #6 – You need to QUIT posting other people’s personal information on this site. Chicken sh*t, why don’t you publish your email and name?

    Grow Up (or stay off the Internet)!!!

  • Ivana

    Tom Cruise is a Monster..
    Jared we know…. :-)

  • No Tom cruise for me

    Not a penny of my hard earned money to see this nut. Sorry.

  • gross

    he’s gross

  • Dani

    This is a great book and Tom Cruise will ruin the movie if casted in it. Just like he did with Interview with the Vampire. Douglas Preston if you have any say in the casting of your book’s leads SAY NO!

  • LuckyKat

    I am looking forward to seeing this movie! He is a great actor. Don’t really care what his religion or politics are just as I am sure he doesn’t really care about mine … or your’s. He hasn’t killed anybody .. has he? He hasn’t hurt anyone .. has he? He’s not a drunk, a drug-user … or any type of abuser … is he? Don’t hear about his other children driving drunk, abusing drugs, sleeping around. He always delivers when performing so I don’t feel I wasted my money in watching his movies. That should be the bottom-line. I am not invested in his life … just what he brings to my entertainment dollar. So far, he hasn’t disappointed me … except (in my humble opinion) for “Eyes Wide Shut” … didn’t understand that movie at all.

    By the way … isn’t America suppose to stand for “freedom” for all people? Forgive me if I am misinformed as I am not American … it’s just what I have always been led to believe and most of the Americans I have had the pleasure of associating with … reinforced that belief.

  • raquel

    LuckyKat: Yes, we can speak our minds in America, and I respect your opinions. I only have one thing to say though. He does NOT follow a religion — he follows a ‘CULT’. A ‘CULT’ that is being investigated for deaths due to their practices of keeping those inside the flock. People who leave are harassed and threatened if they speak out against the ‘CULT’.

  • Annie

    I wouldn’t give one nickel of my hard earned money to see this cult freak in anything.

    He donates huge sums of money to an organization that kills people, takes away their human rights, steals their money and attacks anyone they don’t agree with.

    He’s a monster in the real world.

  • Lo

    #14 –

    As far as anyone knows, no, TC hasn’t killed or abused anyone. But the “religion” he supports and promotes sure has. If he were to quietly go about being a Scientologist, then most people probably wouldn’t care. But he chose to become a loud, rabid mouthpiece for an organization that many people fear and loathe, so he has to accept that some people are going to try to tear him down. He made his bed. He has to lie in it now.

    And yes, America is about freedom. On that I can only agree with you. Scientology, however, does not. They routinely try, and in many cases succeed in, silencing their critics and covering up the truth about their illegal and unethical practices.

    If you want to enjoy TC’s movies regardless of his personal actions and beliefs, go right ahead. That is perfectly acceptable, and is your right. But there are many who feel that his association with a cult is worthy of scorn and criticism. Just because his kids don’t drive drunk or use drugs (that we know of) doesn’t mean that his ridiculous behavior over the last few years is off-limits.

  • raquel

    Lo: OMG! You hit it out of the ball park!! Great response!!

  • LuckyKat

    I respect your opinion, too. I cannot comment with any authority on something I personally have not fully investigated. However, I also will not accept any opinion expressed or a story told/sold/planted in a “tabloid” about anything either. Unfortunately, they (the tabloids) have been getting away with writing lies about any/every/body/thing because, let’s face it, lies sell. It’s very sad commentary on our so-called civilized society that people are so willing to blindly accept this stuff as “truth”. It’s not even entertaining. People emotionally attach themselves to this “stuff” and make it their own truth.

    As far as the “cult” thing goes, I can only observe that he appears to have a solid family life. His relationships are relatively long-term (even his exe’s have not had anything bad to say about him). Other “cult members” also appear to be solid in their lives, too. I have no interest, myself, in the “cult” or any other organized (or even unorganized) religion .. I can see/hear God all around me and he/she is a very loving presence in my life. However, I respect any other person’s right to believe as it suits them. Each of us will come to God (or whatever name that Presence resonates with you) in our own time and in our own way.

    So, yes, I will see his movies or any movies … that interest me regardless of who is in it. I will only be disappointed if I did not get the value of my ticket price.

  • No Tom cruise for me

    LuckyKat,
    Ignorance is bliss.

  • LuckyKat

    I’ll take your word for it.

  • andrea

    Im there

  • rain

    I like the writer and I like Cruise the actor….

  • yeah

    So which ones are official? the chef comedy? another comedy with Ben Stiller? Sleeper comic book from Warner Bros.?
    Dreamworks also wants him for Shrek so which ones are fact and fiction?

  • gina

    He rocks in Tropic Thunder which puzzles me why he’s still snobbed by the Academy along with many incredible actors!

  • Mav

    The photo accompanying this blurb is hideously hilarious. Excellent work.

    “I cannot comment with any authority on something I personally have not fully investigated.”

    You know who did investigate? The Federal Bureau of Investigation. For some reason they seemed to think the reinforcement of America’s freedoms might somehow compromised by the organization’s illegal and unethical activity, but I’m sure that’s just another tabloid rumor.

  • Lauren

    Tom Cruise is so over. He can put out press release about anything he wants. No one is going to go see his movies. The only reason Tropic Thunder did well is because of the other actors.

    When you shove your insane beliefs down everyone’s throat, insult women by saying that PPD doesn’t exist, call an entire medical science (Psychiatry, Psychology and Social Work) a “Nazi science” on nationwaide television, donate millions to a cult that murders people, goes after anyone who disagrees with them and makes children work instead of going to school, and tell everyone that if they don’t like your religion, “well f**k you”, you deserve to be OVER and Tom is.

    Lions for Lambs TANKED. Valkyrie will too and so will every other movie Tom does. Good. I know I won’t ever see another film with him in it.

  • Krissy

    Lucky Kat #19

    I respect your belief in God.

    Did you know that Scientologists do not believe in God once they have passed OT III? L. Ron Hubbard taught that Jesus Christ was an implant used to control the masses in OT III. Then in OT VIII, he teaches that Jesus was a pedophile. Isn’t that lovely? I know this because I’ve read the text myself.

    I encourage you to do a little research into Scientology and find out why so many people are against it. Please read the survivor’s stories. There are thousands. Please read the court cases and information on the FBI investigations. A good place to start is http://www.xenu.net.

  • bianca

    Bring on Valkyrie

  • …..

    Lions for Lambs is the only anti war film that didnt tanked:

    production budget = 35 million

    Lions for Lambs total gross = 67 million

  • LuckyKat

    Thank you, Krissy. I am neither for or against any cult or religion, including Scientology. However, I am completely “for” any person’s right to their own beliefs. If the FBI is investigating Scientology and they find grounds to prosecute (or whatever they do), then that will be good enough for me and I am sure we will all hear about it from reliable news sources … not tabloids or blogs. Until then, I am neither for or against it.

    Truly people, believe what you want. I have no issues with any of your beliefs. But I don’t have any issues with Tom Cruise either and I will go see his movies if they appeal to me. To me, he is just a great actor.

  • new fan

    Versatile actor and the more this bashing gets the more people will get behind him.

  • LuckyKat

    Last comment … promise! I need to get back to work!

    My husband and I saw Tropic Thunder last weekend (I didn’t really want to see it as it the previews looked kinda silly but my husband insisted). I have to tell you that we laughed all the way through it, as did the rest of the audience (theatre was packed). Our favourite character was played by Tom Cruise. We didn’t even know he was in the movie. We do not think it would have been so funny if somebody else had played that part. He was brilliant. Absolutely hillarious. But then … he is a really good actor.

    Peace to all!

  • http://WWW.LERMANET.COM anon

    $cientology is a business
    that operates as a cult
    pretending to be a religion.

    $CIENTOLOGY = CAREER SUICIDE
    BOYCOTT THE CULT THAT DESTROYS LIVES

  • To LuckyKat

    If the FBI is investigating Scientology and they find grounds to prosecute (or whatever they do), then that will be good enough for me

    _______________________

    They already did investigate.

    An FBI raid on Scientology headquarters in Clearwater, FL uncovered documents that referred to their secret operation to take over Clearwater as “Project Normandy” as well as plans to infiltrate numerous federal and state government offices. The investigation resulted in several top leaders of the church going to prison.

    See what just a tiny bit of research can uncover? The mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • http://www.lermanet.com anon

    For those of you who are legitimate Tom Cruise fans and cannot understand why so many people question his motives. Please take the time to do a little due diligence on the cult of $cientology and what it stands for.

    I ask this because then you may really understand why so many of us are disgusted with his convenient ignorance and denial on what he represents as the mouthpiece for $cientology.

    There are thousands of ex members who are now finding the courage to speak out about what they experienced in this cult.
    Read some first hand experiences. You will be shocked at what Tom Cruise really believes in and defends.

    To call this a religion is a injustice of the highest kind.
    Scientology is not a religion. We need to stop calling it that.
    At it’s very BEST – it’s a corporation that sells self-help books and courses ( think hard selling Amyway for the mind ).

    Scientology is nothing but a sham – a money-making venture masking itself in religious clothing to avoid prosecution, and doing quite well at it, I might add – thanks to their secret deal with the IRS that gives them preferential treatment over any other religion in the US.

    Tom is trying hard to redeem his public image. He is attempting to whitewash his past antics, but seriously most people know where Tom Cruise is coming from these days.

    But don’t take my word for it. Find out for yourself.
    Just google, scientology, scientology + abuse, scientology + hubbard, scientology + scam, scientology + tax exemption.
    Or go here for a comprehensive overview: lermanet(dot)com

  • http://www.lermanet.com anon

    LuckyKat,

    To ignore injustice is cowardly, and apathy only contributes to the problem.

  • ha ha

    He is such a tool. He can’t even speak with a German accent in his new film. He needs to give it up already.

  • tom is bats

    It is scary that Tom and the rest of the cult actually believe the science fiction writings of ron l hubbard. For those of you sticking up for Tom and the “church” do your research. You will be shocked at what you find out.

  • lucy

    Is it wrong that I want to see Valkyrie just because I’ve heard how ridiculous his attempt at a German accent is? They say he might get more unintentional laughs in this than his comic cameo in Tropic Thunder!

  • Dancer

    Well, I read the book Monster of Florence and don’t see Tom Cruise in the lead at all. He lacks the depth that is needed for the role to really take off. Not to mention he never seems to get in character anymore…he just plays various phases of Tom Cruise.
    And to be honest I’d like to see the book made into a movie, but until Tommy boy gets out of the cult of Scientology, I will never pay another dime to watch his movies, Katie’s plays etc. And that includes other scientology actors/actresses. I won’t support this cult. My own opinion.

  • moya

    Actually Cruise is a Govt. Agent the Scientology stuff is just coverup to distract the public and media. God bless TC! He’s like the modern John Wayne so all American so loyal and worked for the Govt. secretly.

  • iron chef

    Im confident this man will receive an Academy award….

  • peacekeeper

    Pls respect all religions and beliefs and do not judge. Passing cheap juvenile comments only degrade yourselves,your family and the belief and teaching you hold true.

    How can others see you as real and true when you have no love and respect for others?

  • defap

    I think the haters are actually promoting Scientology, besides his lovely family.

  • Bon

    And I think you’re all one person. LMAO……

  • raquel

    Peacekeeper. You sound like a wonderful person, but some of us are not making fun of Tom’s religion because it’s NOT a religion. It’s a ‘CULT’.

  • Good victoria

    It is hard to comment on Tom anymore, without knowing what is going on…… DANCER, I read that book also, and was so intriqued by it….BUT, you know me and the Cruises, especially only Katie and Suri,…I do NOT see Tom as the lead role.. AGREED… I had pictured another actor doing the lead act…. Maybe Brad Pitt…? Ben Affleck? Tom does NOT FIT that character in the book…….. Besides, I thought he just signed up to do another fim recently……..A comic book type film…Am I wrong here ?

  • raquel

    Will Smith better watch it, because he’s falling into the ‘Cult’ trap and he’s gettig some major bad press as well. I would have gone to see Hancock in the movies but I was NOT going to spend my money on people like Tom or Will. It is such a shame, because I didn’t think Will was that weak minded.

  • defap

    Like I said the majority opinions don’t equal the right opinions. Accordingly, I don’t see the point to make up many names.

    Lackykat, I agree with you.

    I am sure most people are eager to seek out legal actions if they’re actually hurt unfairly. Isn’t Tom sued by some extras for 11 millions for his German partner’s fault? Since when all those victims keep silent and don’t sue for money and/or dignity? Fat chance. And if there are lawsuits against them, which cases can prove they are at fault? It looks like some anonymous are deliberate to spread defamation.

    Some outsiders are changing from indifferent neutrals, to defenders, to fans, which is what happens when people see a stranger get hurt for no reasons. Yes, everything we see contradicts what some anonymous say.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here