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Cruise Gets Pay Cut on ‘Mission: Impossible 4’

Following ‘Knight & Day’s’ failure, Paramount asks star to take scale in exchange for back end deal

Vulture is reporting that Paramount has lost so much confidence in Tom Cruise that it's radically restructured his financial compensation.

Cruise, who earned north of $90 million for the first Mission: Impossible in 1996 from gross participation and producing fees, is said to have agreed to be paid "scale" (that is, Screen Actors Guild minimum payment) for his acting in the franchise's fourth installment, but will "get a nice back-end after cash break-even," according to one insider familiar with the situation.

Read more at Vulture.