It is being reported that Brad Pitt has been offered 39 million smackers to become the face of the Mission Impossible movie franchise. This follows Tom Cruise's disengenuous departure from Paramount after the studio thought that the star was bad for business.
The important thing to note is that if Brad Pitt does take over, he will not be playing the same character that Tom Cruise played, Ethan Hunt. He will be playing an, as-of-yet, unnamed agent.
And it's a good thing that the character is going to change names. Can you imagine how confusing that would be? I mean, changing actors for the same titular part obviously hasn't worked for the James Bond franchise. Do they even make movies anymore?