Gemstone Pictures announced at a Saturday press conference
that mega star Tom Cruise had signed on for a 13-picture deal.
“I sat down with P.F. yesterday and he just had this energy about
him,” Cruise said at the press conference. “I knew I wanted
to make movies with this guy.”
P.F. Jones could not be located for comment.
While Cruise’s compensation was for an undisclosed amount, a lawyer
for Gemstone Pictures, a subsidiary of the Jones Media Group, said it,
“was equal to the gross national products of all of South America
After his highly-publicized break-up with Paramount, the studio Cruise
has earned billions for over the past 14 years, many speculated which
studio he would turn to, if not establish his own.
Cruise had announced last week that he had partnered with MGM to run
United Artists with his long-time co-producer Paula Wagner, but noted
it would be a "part-time job" to him.
Under the agreement, Cruise can choose any role or script that he wants.
“They say I can play a pirate, an astronaut and cowboy,”
Furthermore, up to three of the movies can be with rare gem films, Gemstone's
independent picture division.
“If I do an indie, it can be a head-trip movie with lots of sex,”
Cruise fueled speculation that wife Katie Holmes may appears in one
or more of his Gemstone films.
“Oh, you can count on it,” Cruise said. “I’ve
got her under multiple contracts.”
He then laughed for several minutes by himself.