Cruise Dislikes ‘The Master’

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Tom Cruise was reportedly upset about scenes in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film The Master, which portrays a cult leader said to bear a striking likeness to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Anderson, who has worked with Cruise in the past, reportedly showed the film to the actor and prominent Scientologist and got a cold response. A source told the New York Daily News that “Tom Cruise’s people are grumbling” about a line in the movie in which one character reportedly says that the cult leader, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, is “making it up as he goes along.” A Church of Scientology spokesman said, “No one in the church has seen the film, and we have no comment.”