Mission: Impossible Ghost: Protocol was a somewhat of a reboot for the film franchise. At first it was once thought that the film would see Tom Cruise pass the torch to his fellow co-star Jeremy Renner, who would launch a new Mission: Impossible franchise. But since the film proved that Cruise is still a viable star, he is signed on to star in Mission: Impossible 5 after all. With him, Renner, and Simon Pegg all set to reprise their respective roles in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed sequel, we can expect to see some fresh faces to star in some new and possibly villainous roles.
Of those faces, Alex Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson are reportedly in talks to appear in the film. Hit the jump to see who they will play.
Deadline broke the scoop that Baldwin would be joining the cast of Mission: Impossible 5, with Variety providing details that he would be playing a high-ranking CIA officer, one that is similar to the role Laurence Fishburne had in Mission: Impossible III.
Ferguson of The White Queen, is also in talks to join Cruise and company. According to a report from Variety, she will play an assassin. Whether she is hired to kill Ethan Hunt or help him is unknown at this point, but I’m sure we will learn more about it as soon as cameras begin to roll.
Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) penned the script. No official release date has been set, but expect the film to hit theaters sometime in 2016 or later.
[Source: Variety | Variety | Deadline]