Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the critically-acclaimed Swedish movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has joined the cast of Mission: Impossible, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Michael Nyqvist will portray one of the main villains in the sequel, although further details on the character weren't made available. We reported yesterday that Russian actor Vladimir Mashkov joined the cast, portraying a Russian secret agent. Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg make up the main cast of the movie.

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Brad Bird is directing the sequel from a script by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. Location scouting is currently under way in Vancouver, Dubai and Prague, with filming said to begin later this year.