The Mission Impossible movies are truly one of a kind, and we've grown to like Tom Cruise in them. As crazy as he may be in real life, he's still a great actor. But is Tom now considered over the hill? Movie execs might think so.
Rumor on the street is that Paramount execs think Tom is too old and unmarketable to play Ethan Hunt in MI:4. His very public involvement in Scientology doesn't help matters either. Paramount wants a younger, cheaper guy to play the part. And at this point, anyone's got to be cheaper than Tom Cruise!
A source tells the NY Post that Tom reportedly threw a tantrum at a meeting not too long ago and ran out. Tom's really not having much luck with roles lately. First Angelina Jolie replaces him in Edwin A. Salt, and now this!
UPDATE: Hollyscoop has learned that Tom never had a meeting in regards to MI4, so how could he walk out of a meeting that never took place? Something think about!