When we found out that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was heading to Rio (where they’re streaming the red carpet live), we realized that they’ve literally taken the movie across the globe. And by they, we mean actors Tom Cruise, Paula Patton (who is gorgeous, BTW) and Simon Pegg. Don’t worry, we already screamed, “Where’s Jeremy Renner” at the screen a bunch of times. Looks like he was busy doing the television interviews while they hopped on flights. The premieres started in Japan, moved to Seoul, covered Mumbai and Dubai, headed to Moscow, jumped to Madrid, Munich and Paris and made a pitstop in London. Gillian Anderson randomly turned up at the last one, FYI. So as you can see, that’s quite a journey they’ve been on. We figured it would be a good idea to put photographs from all the red carpets in one post so you can get your fill. But hurry up and look at the gallery, because this message will self destruct in five seconds.
The newMission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol trailer was released today and we can’t believe we forgot how crazy Tom Cruise is. Crazy good at being an action star, that is. Whether he’s sprinting down the side of a skyscraper or getting his undershirts terrifically soiled in the name of truth and honor, Cruise is back on the top of his game. We felt inspired to highlight out the top 10 most Tom Cruise moments of the new movie, due out December 21, based on what we’ve seen so far. Because let’s be honest: if anyone could outrun an explosion, jump in the air and not immediately explode into flames, it would definitely be ol’ Tommy boy.
You GUYS. We didn’t expect it at all, but after watching the trailer for Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, we’re dying to watch the movie. The Kremlin blowing up, Eminem in the soundtrack, Tom Cruise and his running, and that cast! Jeremy Renner, badass Indian actor Anil Kapoor, Josh Holloway (Lost fan alert) and Simon Pegg. Please tell us you love Simon as much as we do? Scotty in Star Trek (the 2009 version) is just the tip of the iceberg with him.
It’s everything you’d expect out of an MI movie, especially the stunts, which look un-frickin’-real. Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt, his team and the WHOLE Impossible Mission Force are being blamed for the Kremlin attack and branded as terrorists. They’re allowed to escape as part of a plan to help them work outside of the agency, but none of them can be captured. Ready, set, go! And Tom looks great. Jeremy Renner looks delicious. And the eye-candy of the film, Paula Patton looks pretty good too. It’s a win-win.
Here at Scandalist, we love a good showbiz scrap, especially when it’s between a couple of blokes. (They’re as bitchy as the ladies, you know.) Hence proved by British film star Simon Pegg, who’s laid into fellow countryman Ricky Gervais by dubbing him an “idiot” and “fat”. Ooohh!
In an interview on UK radio station Heart FM, the How to Lose Friends and Alienate People star (sounds prescient, right?) grew testy when asked if he was feeling the pressure of the LA lifestyle, like Gervais. “He says a lot of things, that man. He said there’d been no good British films since 1950. What an idiot.” Pegg, who also starred in last year’s Run, Fatboy, Run, continued his verbal assault by calling The Office star Ricky “one of the fat people in LA.”
We think that deserves a round two. Ricky? — Becky Howard
Brad Pitt has signed on for Inglorious Bastards, Quentin Tarantino‘s long-planned World War II movie, with comedic actors Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak in talks to play other key roles. So where does this leave the chatter about Britney Spears‘ sapphic psychotic in Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, the other Tarantino project everyone’s been talking about? With Inglorious finally on its way, is Faster on the sexy trash backburner along with Robert Rodriguez‘ much-awaited Sin City 2? This better be one hell of an epic, QT! [Variety]
Update: Britney has denied any interest in the Faster Pussycat role. Sigh! It was too good to be true.