may be planning to follow in the footsteps of John Travolta
and make a movie based on the ideas of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard
. According to the London Daily Star
, Cruise has already cast former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham
, the wife of soccer star David Beckham
, to star in the movie, titled The Thetan
in the role of an "alien bride." In Hubbard's thinking, "the thetan" isthe spiritual part of man that advances from one lifetime to the next,inhabiting the minds and bodies of generations of individuals.According to the tabloid, Cruise is financing the movie on his ownafter the major studios rejected it. Travolta's $73-million movie basedon Hubbard's sci-fi novel Battlefield Earth
was a major flop, grossing just $21 million at the domestic box office.