The first set photos of Tom Cruise, back in guise as Ethan Hunt (and countless other chaps), on the set of “Mission : Impossible 4″ have surfaced.
As you’ll see from the below pics, Hunt’s back to his old tricks -this time bringing to life some sort of Russian Military man and a licorice-haired Bruce Springsteen fan.
The movie, produced by J.J Abrams and directed by Brad Bird (“The Iron Giant”), also stars Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Josh Holloway, Vladimir Mashkov and Michael Nyqvist. It’ll unspool December 2011.
More pics over at Accidental Sexiness
As previously reported, Paramount agreed to bankroll a third sequel in the Cruise-centric series so long as the big guy took a pay cut and agreed to share the screen with another actor, therefore making the film less of a ‘Tom Cruise Vehicle’ and more of a ‘two-hander’.
Rumours of Cruise’s Ethan Hunt splitting up an adventure with another IMF agent have been around for years (which goes to show you how long Cruise hasn’t been the ‘biggest star in the world’ he was in the ’80s and ’90s) with Brad Pitt once rumoured to be joining the franchise.
Renner, nominated for an Oscar for his role in “Hurt Locker” and now in Ben Affleck’s “The Town”, will be that second hand.
Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec wrote the script.