Even though Paramount and Tom Cruise are no longer best friends forever (or BF4Evah), that's not stopping the studio from moving ahead with potential plans to extend the Mission Impossible franchise. And, since Cruise will no longer star, they're looking to entice none other than Brad Pitt into the lead role.
What will they entice him with? How about throwing the man a cool $40 million, making Pitt the highest-paid movie star in history. Of course, this info comes via one of those super secret "studio insiders" -- and we all know how reliable they are. Also, according to the "insider," if a Mission Impossible 4 were to happen, the character of Ethan Hunt will be replaced with "a gutsy new head operative who puts together his own unique team of specialists." More than likely, they will explain Hunt's departure by saying he retired to spend a normal life with his wife.
So, if he's willing to accept it, Brad Pitt could be in charge of taking the Mission Impossible franchise in a whole new direction. However, I assume Paramount would want to sign him to at least two films -- something I can't see Pitt doing. What do you think?
Note: This post will self destruct as soon as Vin Diesel's name gets mentioned.