Paula Patton joins Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible 4

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

When the shortlist of actresses was whittled down to Paula Patton, Kristen Kreuk and Lauren German, all of the smart money was on Paula Patton to land the role.  A few days later, she officially signs on to star alongside Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg in the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series.  Although now comes word that Brad Bird and Tom Cruise don’t want to call this MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, but want to give it some other name.  And no, we don’t know what that name is yet.

Patton is a good choice to play the young female operative.  She’s racked up a decent resume with small roles in films like HITCH, LONDON and JUST WRIGHT.  I have to assume/hope that she’ll have a bigger role in M:I4 than what Keri Russell had in M:I3.  But I can also assume that given the revolving door the franchise has for actresses that she probably won’t be making an appearance in M:I5.

Paula Patton

Source: Deadline

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