HBO’s pending Scientology doc likely to anger Tom Cruise

(RNS) Words to alert lawyers (and maybe unnerve Tom Cruise): HBO is finishing up a tough documentary on the Church of Scientology.

The Hollywood Reporter says that a “bombshell” film on Scientology and its hold on some Hollywood stars will air in 2015.

HBO confirmed only that Oscar winner Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) is doing the film and HBO plans to run it.

  • David Murrell

    One wonders if the producers/directors will be SLAPPED around a bit by the Scientologists, with lawsuits.

    • Clausewitz

      You can count on it.

  • tom_billesley

    I’d ask Scientologists about El-Ron’s Diuretics but they’d only think I was taking the piss.

  • northernont

    Glad Canada resisted recognizing this loony cult as a religion, and refused to give it tax exempt status.

    • Exile1981

      It’s a doomsday cult. They are waiting for the evil space aliens to return and try and destroy the good aliens souls that are trapped in the volcano.

    • Alain

      Too bad the same wasn’t applied to Islam, since at least I am unaware of any members of scientology being a threat to national security. I admit to knowing nothing really about it, other than it seems to be the latest Hollywood fade.

  • CarsonFeld63

    It’s good to expose lunatic cults, so when will HBO being doing a hard-hitting piece on the RoP cult?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Alain