There are a lot of juicy revelations waiting to be discovered in Alex Gibney‘s upcoming Scientology documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief.” But perhaps the juiciest is the assertion that the cult group/religion forced Tom Cruise to divorce Nicole Kidman because her father is prominent psychiatrist, a practice Scientology is steadfastly against.
“So in time, what they tried to do was, through auditing, get his head back away from Nicole — to literally turn their children against her, and tell their children that she was a suppressive person,” Gibney told Vulture last month. “In addition, Tom was — as this has been written many times — concerned about Nicole Kidman’s possible infidelities. According to [former high ranking Scientologist] Marty Rathbun — he was the key fixer for [Scientology head] David Miscavige — Marty said he had a conversation with David Miscavige saying, ‘Tom wants me to wiretap, this is ridiculous.’ Miscavige said to him, ‘Get it done.’ ”
Damn. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the movie that already caused big waves when it premiered in January at Sundance. It hits HBO on March 29th. Watch the trailer below and read our review.