Admission Impossible? Redstone Calls Cruise 'Good Friend'

The starring role in the fourth installment of Mission Impossible is Tom Cruise’s – should be choose to accept it.

In a news conference in Seoul, media mogul Sumner Redstone, who once famously severed his relationship with the actor, said Tuesday he’d support casting him in the action franchise once again.

“I consider Tom Cruise a great actor and a good friend,” the Viacom chief told reporters. “And if Paramount decides – and they will make the decision – to move ahead with him, I will not object.”

Revealed: More Details on Tom Cruise's Cameo in Tropic Thunder

There’s a surprise coming in Ben Stiller’s next movie, Tropic Thunder: Tom Cruise, as he’s never been seen before.

Sumner Redstone: I Want to Be Friends with Tom Cruise

Sumner Redstone, who famously blasted Tom Cruise over the summer, says he wants to be friends with the actor again.

“I haven’t talked with him recently,” Redstone told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Zodiac premiere in Hollywood. “But who knows, I look forward to seeing him again. He’s a great, great actor – one of the best. He was a great friend. And I look forward to being his friend again.”

PASSAGES: Zellweger's Plush New Digs

SWAPPED: Texas-born “Bridget Jones’s Diary” star Renée Zellweger, 33, has traded her $1.8 million Hollywood Hills pied-a-terre for a $6.8 million 1930s Bel-Air mansion, according to the L.A. Times. Her new pad reportedly has seven bedrooms and eight baths, a master suite with an office and a workout room, a library, a guest house, maid’s quarters, a pool and pool house, and loggia and gardens, as well as a front gate… . DIVORCED: Billionaire Sumner Redstone, 79, CEO of Viacom Inc.