Representatives for Tom Cruise are infuriated pictures of the actor appearing as a fat, balding studio executive in his new movie have been leaked on the internet.

The star is currently filming Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder alongside wife Katie Holmes and Jack Black - and is reported to be considering legal action over the shots.

In a statement, representatives for Cruise said, "Mr. Cruise's appearance was supposed to be a surprise for his fans worldwide. (Paparazzi) have ruined what should have been a fun discovery for moviegoers."

Cruise's co-star Black is equally upset the picture was leaked to the press. He tells MTV news, "I can't believe it got leaked out. Could you tell it was him? "He's not going to be very funny in this movie. It was supposed to be a secret, but there it is."

Owen Wilson was initially earmarked to appear in the project, but was forced to pull out after allegedly attempting suicide earlier this year (07). (JC/WNWCM/LJ)

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