Tom Cruise has banned girlfriend Katie Holmes from starring in a new film featuring drug use - because it offends Scientologists. .
The Hollywood heavyweight has allegedly told the brunette beauty she cannot appear in 'Factory Girl' - which documents the life of drug-addicted Andy Warhol protege Edie Sedgwick - because he is opposed to any form of drug taking, whether fictional or real, as a follower of the bizarre cult.
A movie insider told America's New York Post newspaper: "Edie was in and out of mental institutions and on all sorts of psychotropic drugs.
"Tom doesn't believe in those drugs because of Scientology"
Cruise, who has been dating the former 'Dawson's Creek' beauty since last month, is also said to have stopped Katie, 26, from taking the role because it would involve her playing a victim
Another source said: "Tom didn't want her to take the role because it portrayed her as a victim and he said she should only take strong roles".
Cruise has long been a Scientology follower - developed by American philosopher L Ron Hubbard - and even recently praised the Church of Scientology for teaching him to read properly, in order to gain vast knowledge from books .
He said: "Scientology gives you tools to improve your conditions, tools I have learned in terms of literacy that allow me to fly planes and produce movies I know I can learn anything"