Monday, January 26, 2015

"Mission: Impossible 5" Joins 2015 Summer Movie Roster

Paramount Pictures has moved up the release date of "Mission: Impossible 5"--a full five months earlier than originally planned.

Originally slated for a December 25th release this year, the movie will now hit the big screen on July 31st. As a result the part CG-animated/part live-action film adaptation of Hasbro's "Monster Trucks" toy line. set for May 29th, will now bow at Christmas.

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. British character actor Sean Harris ("The Borgias," "Deliver Us From Evil," "Prometheus") is set to play the villain. Simon McBurney will portray the boss of Ferguson's character.

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. Some filming has also taken place in Morocco.

The Daily Mail posted photos of the 52-year-old Cruise doing a very risky stunt for the sequel. Wearing two thin safety harnesses, a designer suit and slippery leather shoes, Cruise was filmed clinging to the side of an Airbus A400M military transport plane as it flew 5,000 feet off the ground

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

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