Tom Cruise lands at Warner Bros. Discovery for film deal

Together with

The Future. Tom Cruise has struck a unique deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to boost its blockbuster power. That’s as strong an omen as possible for Paramount’s eventual sale. With his action-star power peaking, Cruise may position his Warners deal as a creative launchpad for his next act.

Paramount problems
Cruise planting a flag at Warner Bros. is a big win for the David Zaslav-run studio… but potentially bad news for the Shari Redstone-run one.

  • Cruise is setting up his production company at Warners — which has been behind eight of his movies and will develop more for him to star in.
  • The deal is unique in that Cruise will be allowed to make movies at any studio per the deal, including Paramount, which is behind the Mission: Impossible and Top Gun franchises.

Paramount has infamously been an open wallet for Cruise. But with the studio on the sales block, Cruise is seemingly making sure that he has a new benefactor in place — one that has a goal to launch big, theatrical-first films.

Ironically, if WBD prevails in acquiring Paramount (as long as those talks aren’t just bluster to boost the price for other suitors), Cruise may find himself under Paramount’s wing once again.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


No design skills needed! 🪄✨

Canva Pro is the design software that makes design simple, convenient, and reliable. Create what you need in no time! Jam-packed with time-saving tools that make anyone look like a professional designer.

Create amazing content quickly with Canva