Tom Cruise Lands Love Interest

Tom Cruise may be alone in real life, but not so on the big screen.

The movie star, who just split with wife Nicole Kidman, will have Oscar-nominated British actress Samantha Morton as his love interest in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller Minority Report.

Morton, who received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination last year for her moving turn as a mute laundress in Sweet and Lowdown, was honored last week by the London Film Critics Circle for the same role.

Morton will star alongside Cruise and newcomer Colin Farrell in the Fox-DreamWorks co-production, which starts shooting this spring.

Previous names floated for the female lead in the long-in-development film include those of Jenna Elfman and Cate Blanchett.

Good luck to those of you in the audience who were confused by the "what-ifs" of Mission: Impossible — Minority Report promises to be even more of a brain-scratcher. The thriller, which is loosely based on a story by cult writer Philip K. Dick, is set in the not-too-distant future, where you can be held liable for crimes you haven't even committed. According to Variety, Cruise will play a detective who's accused of, and who must solve, a murder that hasn't happened yet.

Morton's other film credits include Under the Skin, Jesus' Son, and Dreaming of Joseph Lees, and her TV work includes the British productions Tom Jones and Jane Eyre.

She just wrapped Eden, and she is about to begin work on Morvern Callar for Ratcatcher helmer Lynne Ramsay.