Tom Cruise forbade Katie Holmes from appearing in a Dawson's Creek Reunion film, Us Weekly has claimed.

The magazine reports that when Holmes was approached about possibly reuniting with her former costars James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson, Cruise vetoed the idea.

A source told the new issue of Us Weekly: "Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad."

Holmes starred as girl-next-door Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek for six seasons and, in a November 2011 appearance on Good Morning America, said a reunion movie "would be fun. I had so much fun working on that show and I loved everyone so much and I think about it with such fond memories".

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Holmes filed for divorce in New York City on 28 June after five years of marriage to Cruise and is now said to be planning a return to the acting world.

She just wrapped a modern version of Chekov's The Seagull and is at work on Molly, which she co-wrote and produced. Jack and Jill, in which she stars alongside Adam Sandler, went on DVD release this week.

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Meanwhile, Cruise - one of the world's most enduring film stars - turned 50 on Tuesday.

He's been sensibly bunkered down in Iceland, filming his latest sci-fi adventure, Oblivion, however US Weekly reports he boarded a private jet at 2 am on his birthday at the Reykjavik airport in Iceland, to head to California.

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  • Katie Holmes unrecognisably fresh-faced in Dawson's Creek. Picture: Tristar

  • More Dawson's Creek. (Tristar)

  • More Dawson's Creek. (Tristar)

  • Katie Holmes with Christian Bale in Batman Begins - she didn't make it to the sequel. Picture: Warner Bros

  • Katie Holmes with Christian Bale in Batman Begins. Picture: Warner Bros

  • Katie Holmes with Aaron Eckhart in Thankyou For Smoking. Picture: Room 9 Entertainment

  • Katie Holmes with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton in Mad Money. (Big City Pictures)

  • Katie Holmes in Mad Money. (Big City Pictures)

  • Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark co-starred Guy Pearce, and had Guillermo Del Toro exec producing. It should have been the year's Others, instead, it sank. (Picture: Miramax)

  • Katie Holmes in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Miramax)

  • Katie Holmes in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Miramax)

  • And so to TV - and The Kennedys, which the famous family even tried to stop. (Picture: Muse Entertainment)

  • The Kennedys (Muse Entertainment)

  • Katie Holmes as Jackie O - a woman whose marriage secrets emerged in the following decades. (Picture: Muse)

  • Katie Holmes teamed up with Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill (Picture: Columbia)

  • Katie Holmes and Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill (Columbia)