Cruisin Toward Cash

So much for Tom Cruise’s attorney calling Tom’s independent financing bid “just talk.”

Variety reports this afternoon that “Crusie/Wagner Prods., not even a week after its bitter split with Paramount, has partnered with First and Goal, an investment firm headed by Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, NVR chair Dwight Schar and Six Flags prexy-CEO Mark Shapiro.

The dollar amount was not revealed, but the deal gives Cruise development and overhead costs for two years with the option to renew long term. By then, Sumner could be dead, Mel Gibson could helm Viacom and Schwarzenegger could be president.

Or we’ll all be eaten by body thetans. One or the other.