Some time has passed since we reported the announcement of Brad Bird as director of the next Mission Impossible film with JJ Abrams now producing. Comingsoon has confirmation via Paramount Pictures that Jeremy Renner has been cast to star alongside Tom Cruise in the next instalment.
No details have been given regarding the type of role that Renner is likely to have in the film, it comes following the recent announcement of his casting in the role of Hawkeye for the ‘Avengers’ film and a strong performance delivered in 2008’s ‘The Hurt Locker’. Renner will be next appearing on our screens in the Ben Affleck directed film ‘The Town’ due for release in Australia on the 14th October.
Mission Impossible IV is currently scheduled for release late in 2011.