HOLLYWOOD – Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is to star in the next installment of Mission Impossible, it was revealed today.

Although it is as yet unclear which role Alex Gibney will play, word has it that Tom Cruise is personally writing the script.

An insider told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

Tom is always very involved with the creative process but in this case he’s so hands on I think this might end up being the first film that Tom writes in its entirety and he’s fairly keen to direct it as well, although chances are Christopher McQuarrie will return.

 The news came as something of a surprise given that Gibney’s latest film the HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” was an expose of the “religion” of which Cruise has been a lifelong spokesperson and believer.

Gibney himself seemed nonplussed by the news:

Are you sure? Well, that would be a turn up for the books. But sure I don’t mind doing a bit of acting if Tom needs some doing. And it would be nice to be in film rather than pointing the camera at other people.

Despite being early days, there are some clues to Gibney’s role from the studio synopsis:

Once more the IMF is faced with a threat to world peace via the Syndicate. Led by documentary filmmaker Malik Ribney (Alex Gibney), the terrorists look to overturn the world order, freedom and democracy by spreading lies and infiltrating the media. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team (Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg), however, are hot on their lying tails and are willing to unleash all manner of horrific violence in what will prove to be the first R rated Mission Impossible film.

Mission Impossible: Thetan Vengence will be released in 2017.


NEW YORK – Respected film-maker Alex Gibney has confirmed that his next project will be a no-holds-barred documentary about family friendly pop princess turned headline baiting hussy Miley Cyrus titled Thoroughly Modern Martyr.

“She’s an interesting character,” said Gibney, inhaling a marker pen.

Potentially, she’s the most important figure since Jesus Christ and her cultural impact has already exceeded that of the alleged messiah. Jesus wasted a lot of years healing the sick and bothering any Jew in earshot with his pseudo philosophy when he should have just cut to the chase and sacrificed himself early doors. That’s the stunt that made his name and with a better agent he could have made a lot of money off the back of that gig. Fortunately, Miley has experienced PR staff around her and a natural sense of showmanship so she made the wise decision to skip all the foreplay and jump straight onto the cross. Now I’ll have the privilege of documenting the media hammering the nails in and watching her die a slow and painful death.

Asked how he planned to shoot the film, Gibney took another hard sniff of the sharpie.

The entire three hour picture will be a close up of her face. I want to see real emotion. Or fake emotion, it doesn’t really matter as long as it looks real. During the Lance Armstrong documentary, I chopped an onion out of shot to try and make him cry. It’s an old but effective trick. Unfortunately unbeknownst to me Lance had his ducts sealed shut in 1996 so they couldn’t test his tears for steroids.

Thoroughly Modern Martyr is due for release in 2014.