According to , Jeremy Renner will be starring alongside Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 4′. A number of possible contenders screen tested with Cruise but Paramount Pictures has chosen Renner to star. This is the second major role for Renner after his turn as the explosives specialist in the Oscar-winning ‘The Hurt Locker’. Renner will star as an operative along side Cruise in this fourth film but there are already speculations that he may be able to carry the Mission: Impossible franchise further if Cruise is not in any more films.
I have always been a fan of the Mission: Impossible series and think that this is a great casting choice. I love Tom Cruise, despite some of his recent set back film wise. I even somewhat enjoyed ‘Knight and Day’. Jeremy Renner is just what the doctor ordered to add to the explosive nature of the franchise. I am very excited to see him in ‘The Town’ alongside Ben Affleck and of course it will be great to see him in the star studded cast of ‘The Avengers’.
What are your thoughts of this bit of casting news? Are you a fan of the Mission: Impossible series?