No tears. No long, protracted goodbyes. Tom Cruise and his business partner Paula Wagner have sprinted out of the Paramount lot and straight into the arms of investment firm First And Goal.
As we told you last week, TC’s cushy deal with Paramount comes to an end this week and the offer on the table wasn’t to Tom and Paula’s liking, so they’ve called in the movers.
Moving quickly to secure the star, Daniel M Snyder, owner of NFL team the Washington Redskins and his buddies have offered Cruise/Wagner a two-year overheads deal with an option for cash and distribution upon negotiation.
The beauty of the deal for Cruise is, he and his firm are not tied down to a studio, so he can work for who he likes, when he likes. The agreement is designed so that Cruise/Wagner can begin to operate as an indie production house, with the possibility of financial backing from First And Goal in the future.
Maybe we’ll get to see some of TC’s pet projects start to unfold in the not too distant future… Keep your eyes trained right here.