Tom Cruise set for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

May 07, 2013, 15:00 IST | PTI

Tom Cruise has officially signed on to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in 'Mission: Impossible 5' and Christopher McQuarrie may direct the film

The 50-year-old is officially set for fifth instalment of the action franchise after inking a deal with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, reported a newspaper.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

Cruise could re-team with Christopher McQuarrie - who directed him in last year's 'Jack Reacher' - on the project. The new film would follow 2011's hit blockbuster 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' which was well received by critics and earned nearly USD 700 million worldwide.

That film was directed by Brad Bird and saw 'Avengers' star Jeremy Renner join the franchise while Simon Pegg reprised his role as technician Benji Dunn. Meanwhile, Paramount and Skydance are also reportedly mulling a sequel to action flick 'Jack Reacher', which grossed over USD 200 million. 

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