The 33-year-old bombshell, who played tough agent Ilsa Faust in 2015’s “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” was cast in the upcoming “M:I 6 — Mission Impossible.”
Sources say the move was a way for Tom, 54, to cozy up to her, but so far she’s rejected his advances.
“Tom’s definitely been looking for a girlfriend,” notes a snitch to The National ENQUIRER.
“He hasn’t been this single in a very long time. He’s really into Rebecca and would do anything to date her! But she’s making him chase her.”
While the beauty — who starred in the Starz series “The White Queen” and the hit flick “The Girl on the Train” — is separated from Ludwig Hallberg, dad of her 9-year-old son, Isac, sources say she’s been wary of hooking up off-screen with Cruise, a global leader of the Scientology space cult.
But the thrice-divorced hunk figures their working together will wear her down, which is why he demanded her character back for the newest action flick.
“It’s because of him that she’s back for ‘M:I 6’ … he carries a lot of clout,” says the source.
“In this new movie, she’s in the action mix a lot more! It’s rare to bring back a character in these movies — but Rebecca really made an impression on Tom!”
He hasn’t been able to get her out of his head. She’s incredibly clever, classy and funny!”