Studio backs Tom Cruise after Katie Holmes split

Washington: Tom Cruise’s personal life may be in upheaval but he has the backing from studio bosses, as Paramount Pictures released his new movie’s trailer in the midst of his split with Katie Holmes.

The trailer for the actor’s crime drama "Jack Reacher," was launched on his 50th birthday, but will open December 21.

Katie-Tom’s divorce has brought fresh scrutiny to Cruise’s ties to the controversial religion Scientology. His beliefs had played a role in the actor’s split with Paramount’s in 2006 over his discussion of his religion and his erratic behavior regarding his romance with Holmes.

Paramount has since made up with Cruise, releasing his blockbuster ‘Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ to a 690-million-dollar worldwide haul.

“Tom is a huge movie star for the right reason. He’s a very talented actor whose movies have entertained millions of fans,” Fox News quoted Paramount as saying in a statement.

“His ability to make a great movie, as we saw with the most recent installment in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise -- the most successful of the series to date -- is the thing that moviegoers remember above all else,” it added.

Adapted from a novel by Lee Child, “Jack Reacher” stars Cruise as an ex-military investigator who is caught up in the case of a sniper accused of killing five people.


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