The development is a major comeback for Cruise and Wagner. They were unceremoniously dumped in August from their 14-year producing deal at Paramount Studios.
Does this mean Scientology will totally dominate films out of Hollywood? Gosh...does this tell me there are strong connections in this industry?
The Press and Scientology
The Times continues to examine Scientology critically. A story by Rachel Abramowitz and Chris Lee about the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes relationship noted
that critics call Scientology a cult that uses mind-control techniques. The Times also noted the up-tick in Cruise promoting Scientology as well as the servile press reaction. When journalists recently set out to interview Cruise they were invited to long tours through different Scientology centers. The paper noted that "Access Hollywood" gave the actor a "hefty chunk of time to enthuse about his religion and spout off about a Scientology bête noire, the evils of psychiatry."