Cruise's 'Mission: Impossible' co-stars also play 'Fuck, Marry, Kill' with three of his characters
Tom Cruise has been asked to play ‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ with three of his most iconic film characters.
The actor was asked to choose between Mission: Impossible‘s Ethan Hunt, Top Gun‘s Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and Jerry Maguire‘s title character while promoting his latest film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which opened in cinemas yesterday (July 30).
Two of Cruise’s Rogue Nation co-stars, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, were also asked to play ‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ with Cruise’s characters, and understandably they found the decision much easier to make than he did. Find out what happened below.
Cruise’s co-stars in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation also include Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and Ving Rhames. Christopher McQuarrie directs from a script he wrote with Iron Man 3‘s Drew Pearce, and the film’s official plot synopsis teases: “With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Cruise) out in the cold, a new threat – called the Syndicate – soon emerges.
“The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust (Ferguson), a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation.”
Cruise first played Ethan Hunt in 1996’s Mission: Impossible before returning for sequels in 2000, 2006, 2011 and now 2015. The franchise’s previous instalment, 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, became the most successful yet after raking in nearly $700 million (£465 million) at the box office worldwide.