Michael Nyqvist will battle Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible 4

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4 director Brad Bird found Ethan Hunt’s sidekick in Jeremy Renner, his love interest in Paula Patton and now he’s found the villain with Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist.  Nyqvist played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, striking a bit of irony since fellow Tattoo star Noomi Rapace was rumored to be in the MI4 cast as well until she left for SHERLOCK HOLMES 2.  The film won’t hit theaters until December, 2011, but they’ve already assembled quite a cast that includes the actors above, along with Ving Rhames, Sion Pegg and Vladimir Mashkov.

We still don’t know what adventures Ethan Hunt and his team are going to be up against, but we have a lot of stars for a Mission Impossible movie, so I’m curious as to how Brad Bird is going to handle them.  I still believe that Tom Cruise is a great actor, so as long as Cruise is the featured star, the film should be a fun ride.

Michael Nyqvist

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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