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“Mission Impossible” producer buys Beverly Hills home for $7.4M

Seller was performance consultant Erik Bertrand Larssen
By Cathaleen Chen | June 19, 2017 02:30PM

Paula Wagner, Rick Nicita, and their new home on Readcrest Drive (Credit: Getty, Hilton & Hyland)

“Mission Impossible” producer Paula Wagner just plunked down $7.4 million for a Beverly Hills home, real estate gossip Yolanda Yakketyyak told The Real Deal.

Wagner — who was Tom Cruise’s agent before getting into the production business — and her husband, Rick Nicita, purchased the nearly 9,000-square-foot home from performance consultant Erik Bertrand Larssen and his wife, medical entrepreneur Louise Mohn, records show. 
An LLC attached to Mohn acquired the property for $4.2 million in 2008, property records show.

The contemporary Spanish-style abode features a library with black granite wall, an interior courtyard with a fountain and a saltwater pool with spa.

Built in 1989, the property was first listed in January for $8.9 million. Vanessa Sandin of Hilton & Hyland had the listing.

After Wagner left the Creative Artists Agency in the early 1990s, she created Cruise/Wagner Productions (C/W) with Cruise, producing films such as the original “Mission Impossible” trilogy, “Vanilla Sky,” and “The Last Samurai.”