Nicholas Hoult to join Tom Cruise in next two Mission: Impossible films, director Christopher McQuarrie reveals

Agence France-Presse

Jan 10, 2020 09:10:03 IST

Director Christopher McQuarrie revealed on social media that English actor Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien, The Favourite) will join Tom Cruise in the next two instalments of Mission: Impossible.

The seventh and eighth instalments of the Mission: Impossible franchise will see Cruise return in the role of Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).

Details of Hoult's role have not yet been revealed.

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 Nicholas Hoult to join Tom Cruise in next two Mission: Impossible films, director Christopher McQuarrie reveals

Nicholas Hoult. Image from Twitter

McQuarrie will write and direct both films, which will be shot back-to-back. The first film will release 23 July, 2021, and the second is due out on 5 August, 2022.

Rebecca Ferguson will also reprise her role as former MI6 agent Ilsa Faust.

Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Shea Whigham have also been cast.

Hoult will next be seen in Those Who Wish Me Dead, Taylor Sheridan's upcoming neo-western thriller film, due out in October 2020. His other upcoming projects include Hulu miniseries The Great where he will play Russian emperor Peter III opposite Elle Fanning's empress Catherine.

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Updated Date: Jan 10, 2020 09:10:03 IST