Mission: Impossible 3: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenneth Branagh is joining Tom Cruise and Carrie-Anne Moss in Mission: Impossible 3 for C/W Prods. and Paramount Pictures.

Branagh, who recently appeared in a London production of David Mamet's play "Edmund" and the feature film "Five Children and It," has signed on for the spy action-adventure.

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Although there is an expectation that he will be unmasked as one of the villains, few details were available on the character Branagh will play. Further casting is under way on the sequel, which is due to go into production in late summer.