Jeremy Renner Accepts Mission with Tom Cruise

August 26, 2010

It’s been confirmed that Hurt Locker standout Jeremy Renner will play a major role in the upcoming action bonanza Mission Impossible 4.

According to reports, Renner will play Tom Cruise's right hand man in the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series. Paramount was apparently looking for someone who would be able to "carry the series down the line, should Cruise's Ethan Hunt character not continue to be the emphasis," says Deadline.

I wonder if Cruise will have any beef with Renner over his role in Paul Thomas Anderson's new Scientology movie? I can smell the alien drama already. Either way, this is a great addition to the franchise. Jeremy Renner is the dopeness, y'all.

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