Tom Cruise allows politician to use movie poster

Tom Cruise has allowed a politician in the Philippines to use his image from 'Mission: Impossible III' for his campaign.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 10:44 AM IST
Tom Cruise allows politician to use movie poster
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Los Angeles: Hollywood star Tom Cruise has allowed a politician in the Philippines to use his image from 'Mission: Impossible III' for his campaign.

Cresente Paez is running for a position in the Senate and has created campaign billboards on which he is superimposed next to Cruise on a doctored version of the 'Mission: Impossible III' poster, reported Tmz.

The edited poster features words from Cruise's character Ethan Hunt, calling the political mission "impossible" and Paez replies, "Mr Hunt, have faith. It's Possible!"

According to Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields, the 53-year-old star will not likely have an issue with his appearance on the billboard because it is clearly a joke.

"Since the ad's meant to be funny and doesn't imply an endorsement, I'm sure Tom's not going to assert the right to protect his name and likeness," he said.