Monday, August 25, 2014

Cameras Roll On "Mission: Impossible 5"

Filming began last week in Austria on "Mission: Impossible 5".

The production team was filming scenes in an underground station on Thursday night ahead of the major action taking place at the Vienna Opera House over the past few days. Be sure to check out the brief set video posted by The Chicago Tribune.

Tom Cruise will star again as special operative Ethan Hunt in the sequel. Jeremy Renner is all set to reprise his role of William Brandt from 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" Simon Pegg also returns as will Ving Rhames .

Rhames was a regular in the first three installments of the film series, but only had cameo in "Protocol". No word on how extensive his role is in this film.

The White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson's character is said to be some sort of assassin. This is reportedly the role Jessica Chastain turned down to scheduling, The role requires months of intense training leading up to and during production. Alec Baldwin will play a high-ranking CIA official who oversees Cruise's division.

There's still no word as to whether Paula Patton will reprise her role from 'Ghost Protocol'.

Christopher McQuarrie ("Jack Reacher") is directing MI #5 from a script by video game scribe Will Staples. Drew Pearce penned the initial script.

The filmmakers behind the action sequel have reportedly closed a deal to film inside the Houses of Parliament in London - the first motion picture to do so. Until this year, filming on the site was forbidden. The Shard and Olympic Stadium are also being scouted as well. This would also mark the film series' return to London since the first film in 1996 Paramount has not confirmed this report.

Cruise, David Ellison and J.J. Abrams are producing.

A Christmas 2015 release being targeted

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