by: Sammy Mink
British actor Simon McBurney is in talks to join the cast of Paramount’s sequel MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5. Tom Cruise will return as Ethan Hunt along with Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, as well as newbies Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. McBurney would play the boss of Ferguson’s character. Christopher McQuarrie is directing from a script written by Will Staples.
This project would be a departure from McBurney’s normal fare, which are typically more buttoned up period films like “Jane Eyre” and “The Duchess.” McBurney has also appeared in dramas like “The Last King of Scotland” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and most recently in James Marsh’s biopic “The Theory of Everything.”