Any of our dear readers heading to London / Europe in the near future? You just may be able to schedule a bit of Tom Cruise / Simon Pegg stalking!
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography has commenced on the fifth installment in the blockbuster MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise.
The new film will shoot in Vienna, Morocco and London.
The film stars Tom Cruise reprising the iconic role of Ethan Hunt, who was first introduced to moviegoers in 1996. Returning to the franchise will be Simon Pegg as Benji, Jeremy Renner as Brandt and Ving Rhames as Luther. Joining the cast will be Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson.
Christopher McQuarrie will direct from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Christopher McQuarrie and Will Staples. The film is produced by Tom Cruise through Tom Cruise Productions, and J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk through Bad Robot
The fourth installment in the globally successful franchise, “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,” earned nearly $700 million worldwide and became Cruise’s highest grossing film to date in his storied career.
No plot details yet for M.I number five, but we’ll keep you updated!