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Jeremy Renner to star alongside Tom Cruise in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
August 26th, 2010

Well, if this wasn't a bit of surprising news to perk up the day! In a story that hasn't even had a rumor attached to it before now, Paramount has cast Jeremy Renner to star as partner to Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt in the next installment of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. Jeremy Renner...so hot right now.

The Oscar-nominated HURT LOCKER star is thought to be a potential successor to the franchise should Cruise not return after a fifth film. Deadline is reporting that Paramount was originally looking towards younger actors - with the likes of Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Kevin Zegers, Christopher Egan, and Anthony Mackie in the mix - but ended up choosing Renner (whose just 7 years shy of Cruise, who's 48) for the "Daniel Craig quality" he could bring to the spy thriller series. If we're comparing 007 to IMF, the Renner/Cruise dynamic could present an interesting tension a la Bronson/Bean in GOLDENEYE, though Renner is intended to be a good guy. Should, however, present a cool dynamic between the two strong actors. I for one am glad to see that Renner accepted the mission!

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE IV will mark director Brad Bird's (THE IRON GIANT, THE INCREDIBLES) live-action debut, from a story by MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III director J.J. Abrams and Cruise himself, with a screenplay co-written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Alias).

PS: Jeremy Renner was the bomb in S.W.A.T. See above!

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