That's fortunate, as up to this point, Space X has launched only unmanned missions of its Dragon 2 craft, which is created to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.
Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news on Tuesday.
Cruise would be the first actor in history to star in a movie filmed in space, and would receive full training to become an astronaut.
American actor Tom Cruise is in early talks with NASA and Space X to shoot an action-adventure movie in outer space.
Cruise will be working with Musk's Space X program and NASA to accomplish this, but no studio is now attached to produce this venture.
And now he is going to trump all that has gone before with filming his next movie in space. At the time, SpaceX said it could transport an astronaut to the Space Station for $20 million compared to $70 million for a trip on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, The Guardian reported.
Only Russia, followed by the United States, then China, have launched humans into orbit since 1961.
The mission will be the final test flight for the Crew Dragon before NASA certifies the craft for the agency's Commercial Crew Program, a public-private initiative for regular manned flights to the space station.
There were no mishaps in other recent Mission Impossible installments, when he did stunts while hanging the 123rd floor of the Burj Kalifa skyscraper in Dubai and while clinging to the exterior door of a cargo plane during take-off.
Tom Cruise will film his next Hollywood blockbuster on location - 250 miles up in the air and orbiting the Earth once every 90 minutes.
There are no plans for the project to be a Mission Impossible film but let's be honest, a movie in space is a natural progression for TC.