Paula Patton signs up for 'Mission: Impossible'
September 2nd, 2010
05:23 PM ET

Paula Patton signs up for 'Mission: Impossible'

Getting cast to star alongside Tom Cruise in an action franchise? That’s not a “Mission: Impossible” for Paula Patton.

The 34-year-old new mom – who welcomed her first child with husband Robin Thicke in April – has landed the lead female role in “M: I,” reports. Although this film has been referred to as “Mission: Impossible 4,” according to Deadline JJ Abrams and Cruise are approaching the movie as a reboot of the franchise.

Patton is expected to portray an operative who works with Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt, and the actress reportedly beat out “A Walk to Remember’s” Lauren German and “Smallville’s” Kristen Kreuk for the part.

The movie also stars “Hurt Locker” actor Jeremy Renner, 39. Renner's casting came as a bit of a surprise since Paramount was reportedly looking for a younger actor to eventually carry on the franchise.

Filed under: Casting Chronicles • movies

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    9vGA?>!9,, chat,

    April 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. imp

    she should make it possible..:)

    Online movies

    October 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    I take it that CNN is being bold and hiring 14 year olds to report the news via iPhone.

    The movie sounds good. Tom Cruise shouldn't exist other than on screen. His off-screen life just ruins it for me.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Really? No spell check? I mean it's the frakkin headline!

    September 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TP

    OK,sounds good

    September 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |

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