It’s official! Tom Cruise is returning in the role of Ethan Hunt for the upcoming Mission Impossible IV!!
Paramount Pictures confirmed Tom will not only be producing “M:I-4,” but reprising his iconic role for the latest chapter in the action movie franchise, according to a studio press release. Coming off the heels of the new summer action comedy, Knight and Day, Tom keeps ramping up adrenaline thrills for the fans!
“We absolutely are excited about having Tom Cruise star in this movie,” Rob Moore, Paramount vice chairman, told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, July 13.
Tom rejoins J. J. Abrams, director of Mission Impossible III, as a co-producer of M:I-4. Tom and Abrams teamed up to write the story for the new installment in the Mission: Impossible series, with screenwriter Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec writing the script. Both writers come off previous collaborations with Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot.
M:I-4 is set to hit theaters on Memorial Day, 2011!
The director for Mission Impossible IV has yet to be officially announced, but there’s some major names floating around the project. Talk about suspense, we’re already on pins and needles!
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