Apparently the newly-single 50-year-old reckons former addict Russ would be the perfect spokesperson for the controversial church's "Narconon" program.
"Tom thinks Russell's battle with alcohol and drug addiction is a way to reach out to the vulnerable," an LA spy told the Daily Mail.
The Narconon "New Life Detoxification Program" bills itself as a drug-free rehab project which rids addicts of their cravings via a "cleansing" process involving exercise and sauna treatments.
In April this year Russell spoke to UK Parliament about the need to treat drug and alcohol addicts with compassion, but we're not sure if he'd be keen on joining the Scientologists for this one.
In June the comedian told the BBC, "I don't have any kind of theology or religion," before hosting a question and answer night with Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
Russ said he was a "spiritual person" and admitted to practicing "transcendental meditation" and yoga.
Tom and Russell appeared together in the comedy flick Rock of Ages earlier this year. Somehow, we doubt they'll be joining forces in the name of Scientology any time soon.