Tom Cruise sued $1billion for plagiarizing 'Mission Impossible'

Mission ImpossibleThe film came out more than two years ago, but only recently has a complaint been made that there is a major problem with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

And Tom Cruise, 51, is getting sued for $1 billion because of it.

On Tuesday RadarOnline reported screenwriter Timothy Patrick McLanahan filed legal documentsin December claiming the hit action movie, which sold $600m worth of tickets worldwide, came from his script Head On. Paramount Pictures is also named in the suit.

Tom’s rep did not return calls to MailOnline.

Another lawsuit: Tom Cruise, seen during his last public appearance on December 3 at Ben Stiller’shand and foot print ceremony in Hollywood, is being sued for $1 billion

‘In 1998 I had written a screenplay called Head On,’ he wrote in legal documents obtained by Radar

‘After submitting it to the U.S. Copyright Office, Head On received a copyright certificate protecting its material and author from unauthorized use.’

The writer then detailed the trail of hands the script went through, starting with William Morris Agency, which sent it to CAA, where Tom is a client.

A comeback: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was such a massive success, it brought Cruise back on the A list and made a star of Paula Patton

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