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Nicholas Hoult joins Mission: Impossible movies

Warm Bodies

Story by Jack Foley

NICHOLAS Hoult has joined the next Mission: Impossible movies.

Christopher McQuarrie revealed the latest casting news on Instagram on Thursday, writing: “Care to raise a little hell?” Hoult responded: “Though why stop at a little?”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoult is being lined up to play a villain.

The British actor joins a cast that includes Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham and Guardians of the Galaxy star Pom Klementieff.

Hoult has plenty of blockbuster experience, having starred as Beast in four X-Men films as well as in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road and the 2013 zombie romance movie Warm Bodies (pictured).

He most recently played Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien in the biopic Tolkien last year, as well as appearing in the 2018 awards contender The Favourite.

McQuarrie will write and direct two more Mission: Impossible films after previously helming 2015’s Rogue Nation and 2018’s year’s Fallout, which is the series’ biggest movie to date with $791.1 million globally.

Paramount has dated the next Mission: Impossible film for July 23, 2021, with the eighth instalment following on August 5, 2022.