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Tom Cruise Reportedly Looking to Hire Oscar Nominee Elvis Star Austin Butler To Replace Him as Scientology’s Poster Child

Tom Cruise Reportedly Looking to Hire Oscar Nominee Elvis Star Austin Butler To Replace Him as Scientology's Poster Child

Tom Cruise has been an advocate for the Church of Scientology for as long as one can remember. His career has been growing and is on a non-stop streak, especially with the success of Top Gun: Maverick. The Church is always on the lookout for new members. Their newest target seems to be none other than Austin Butler.

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Austin Butler as Elvis Presley.

The actor skyrocketed in fame after the success of Elvis. The actor played the titular character and the Church of Scientology has since had an eye on him. They allegedly want to replace Cruise with Butler as the face of the church. The hunt for a new face seems to stop with Butler as their top preference.

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Austin Butler Could Step Foot Into The Church Of Scientology

Oscar nominee Austin Butler seems to be at the top of the list of people who could become a face next to Tom Cruise for the Church of Scientology. There have been many celebrities who have been a part of the church. Lisa Marie Presley revealed in an interview that they had been already trying to get the singer and she decided to leave the church at the mere age of nine.

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Tom Cruise

“I was in love with Michael, believe it or not. I didn’t want to leave him. He was in trouble and I wanted to help him. And they made sure that I left him.”

According to her, they had been targeting the family fortune. So to have the actor who played the iconic singer represent them could be more than ideal for the Church of Scientology. Lisa Marie Presley even confirmed that one of the biggest reasons she broke her marriage with Michael Jackson was because the church pressured her to. Austin Butler met her for the release of her father’s tribunal movie.

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Austin Butler Is Close With Elvis’s Family

Ever since the movie, Austin Butler became close with Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis’s family. While Butler is yet to confirm anything about him becoming a face of the Church of Scientology, he has been there emotionally for the Presley family as much as possible.

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Austin Butler and Lisa Marie at Elvis special screening in June 2022

Cruise has still been strongly associated with the church and does not seem to be wavering from his position there. Butler has been there by Presley’s side ever since the passing of Lisa Marie Presley. He has been there every step of the way.

Also Read: “Riley’s emotions are already very up and down”: Austin Butler, Who Played Role of Elvis, Does Not Want Any Trouble With Elvis’ Family Member Riley Keough


Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for FandomWire for more than seven months. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has done over 500 articles on various topics all expressing her passion and love for anything pop culture.