Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows actor Simon McBurney has joined the growing cast of Paramount and Skydance's action-packed sequel Mission: Impossible 5.
The actor will portray the boss of Rebecca Ferguson's character, although no specific story details have been released at this time. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg return to reprise their roles, with Alec Baldwin portraying the high-ranking CIA officer who oversees the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team. No details have been given for Rebecca Ferguson's character, except she is playing the female lead.
Christopher McQuarrie is directing from a screenplay by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), with Tom Cruise producing alongside Skydance's David Ellison and J.J. Abrams. Production is currently under way.
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Simon McBurney most recently starred in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and he will next be seen in The Theory of Everything.