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Mission: Impossible 3 casting news

Story by: Jack Foley

TRYING to find out about the plot of Tom Cruise’s third Mission: Impossible is almost as, well, impossible, as the missions themselves, but the cast list seems to grow by the day.

Series regulars, Tom Cruise (naturally) and Ving Rhames have already confirmed their involvement, while Narc director, Joe Carnahan, is to helm proceedings (stepping into the void left by David Fincher).

But several notable new additions have been added over the past week, which make the arrival of the third instalment in the enjoyable franchise something well worth getting excited about.

First of all, it was Matrix star, Carrie Anne-Moss, putting pen to paper, quickly followed by Brit actor, Kevin Brannagh, and, now, Lost in Translation sensation, Scarlett Johansson.

In each case, nothing was forthcoming about any of the stars’ involvement, with speculation amounting to guesswork as to whether Moss will feature as a love-interest, or Branagh will become a villain.

Although speculation surrounding the casting of Philip Seymour Hoffman has been dismissed, as the actor is reportedly not going to be involved.

Carnahan became involved in the project after he impressed Cruise with his directorial debut, Narc, starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric - on which Cruise served as executive producer.

Cruise, meanwhile, is putting the finishing touches to his latest thriller, Collateral, in which he stars as a hit-man who kidnaps a New York cab driver to ferry him between contracts.

The film is due for release in the autumn and is directed by Michael Mann, from a script by Frank Darabont, who, coincidentally, is also said to be penning the words for the Mission Impossible movie.

Filming is due to begin shortly, with a possible release date being eyed up for next year.

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