TOM Cruise is bidding to become the first Hollywood star to film a scene in space.
The action hero is currently working on the final two instalments of Mission: Impossible.
The big budget film series has boasted spectacular stunts, but Tom, 58, wants to go out with a bang by filming beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
Sources say the superstar movie supremo is prepared to spend huge sums to do it — and is hatching a plan with the help of boffins at US space agency Nasa.
A film insider said: “Tom is well known for doing his own stunts, and the Mission films have had some of the biggest and most elaborate movie moments ever shot.
“But he’s keen to push things further than anybody has ever done before — and obviously the big unknown is can you actually film in space. He’s pretty certain he can make something work and has spoken to Nasa about it too.
“They also think it’s feasible — so things are falling into place.”
Tom’s latest Mission: Impossible instalment has been hit by delays and problems due to the Covid lockdown.
Filming was cancelled in Venice earlier this year and the planned release pushed back several times.
Top Gun: Maverick, the follow-up to his action classic, which was due out this summer and delayed until Christmas, is now expected in July next year.
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