If true, it would actually make me wanna go see a M:I movie again. I grew tired of Tom Cruise's ego trip long ago and how he singlehandedly destroyed the very concept of the basic story with his "I am the star, we don't need a team" BS. Pitt's far more down to earth and has always shown a willingness to share the spotlight with his co-stars.Paramount Pictures, which recently fired Tom Cruise, is reportedly gunning to have Brad Pitt replace him in the next instalment of Mission Impossible.
But Pitt apparently would not play Cruise's Ethan Hunt character.
"They're set on Brad taking over as a gutsy new head operative who puts together his own unique team of specialists," an anonymous insider told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Ethan Hunt would be retired off to some sunny isle with his new wife, according to the report.
Paramount is offering Pitt $52 million for the flick, which would make Angelina Jolie's beau the highest paid actor in history, according to the reports.
Still, $52 million? That has to be for a multi-picture deal.