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With a Christmas 2015 release being targeted, the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film has to get filming soon if it's to make the date. Out doing a brief bit of press for "Hector and the Search for Happiness," actor Simon Pegg revealed to Cinema Blend that filming will begin sooner than you think:
"We're all ready to go on August 24, which is what I'm being told. Which is why I'm here doing a little press right now, and I'm available - because I might become unavailable very soon.
As far as I know, we're all set to go. We've got location work first, and then the bulk of the filming will be in Leavesden [Studios], north of London. It's a nice one for me, to be near home."
Reports a while back also indicated that some filming would take place inside the Houses of Parliament. Pegg was asked about those reports and couldn't »
- Garth Franklin
Mission: Impossible 5 currently has several major pieces in place. It.s scheduled for release on December 25, 2015. It will be helmed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), and will have franchise staple Tom Cruise back in the lead role. There were rumors that the movie would break new ground by filming in the Houses of Parliament, and Mission: Impossible co-star Simon Pegg shared information that brings that rumor a little closer to fact. We spoke with Simon Pegg this afternoon on behalf of his self-reflection journey dramedy Hector and the Search for Happiness. Before signing off, I asked him if he knew when he would begin filming the fifth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise, where he.ll reprise his role as Benji Dunn. Pegg confirmed: "We.re all ready to go on August 24, which is what I.m being told. Which is why I.m here doing a little press »
The BBFC has released a video explaining how the 12A system works. But does it make sense, and how effective is it?
In mid-July, it emerged that the Tom Cruise action movie Jack Reacher had received a number of complaints for the intensity of its violence. Jack Reacher, you may recall, was released in a slightly cut form with a 12A certificate last year, and remained an intense and quite violent adaptation of Lee Child’s source thriller novel.
Complaints about the film emerged in the BBFC’s annual report, which stated that a total of 26 people had picked fault with the Board’s rating. “Despite a number of reductions made to scenes of violence to achieve a 12A certificate,” the BBFC said, “those who contacted us considered the film too violent, dark and sadistic for 12-year-olds, and inappropriately presented the hero as a vigilante figure.”
Criticisms over Jack Reacher »
Name: David Ellison Source Of Wealth: Family Bio: Son of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, whose net worth is estimated between 41.8 billion (Bloomberg) and $48 billion (Forbes). Brother of uber-producer Megan Ellison. USC film school graduate. Accomplished acrobatic pilot. Marital Status: Married to actress/singer Sandy Modic. Hollywood Connections: His father once co-owned the 450-foot, $200 million yacht Rising Sun with fellow billionaire and DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen. David Ellison began career as an actor, appearing in and co-financing the 2006 MGM flop “Flyboys.” Founded Skydance Productions label, named for his love of flying. Raised $350 million to co-finance movies with studio partner Paramount Pictures. Re-upped co-financing pact with Paramount through 2018. Films Of Note: “True Grit,” “Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol,” “Jack Reacher,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “World War Z.” Combined, those films have made more than $2.4 billion at the global box office—Deadline. Film Projects In The Work: *“Terminator: Genesis.” Director: Alan Taylor. »
- Robert W. Welkos
Someone hide the riding crops, berets and old-timey megaphones! Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce has made a deal to direct his script The Long Run for 20th Century Fox. No one is safe!In truth, this is a delightful development, since not only did Pearce contribute considerably to the successful end result of the Marvel superhero film, but he also slipped on the director’s special hat for a follow-up, crafting One-Shot All Hail The King, which saw Ben Kingsley’s character languishing in prison following the events of the film. No less a director than Christopher McQuarrie showed faith in the man, having him write the early draft of Mission: Impossible 5, in addition to the other writing gigs he’s gotten – your Sherlock Holmes 3, for example.Not much is known about The Long Run itself, other than that it’s apparently an original crime pic and »
According to a new report from Comicbookmovie.com and their sources, the new "Mission Impossible 5" peeps are currently in talks with actors ,Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson, to join the action. Alec will be playing the head of the CIA and his role will reportedly be similar the role Lawrence Fishburne portrayed in Mission: Impossible 3. Then we're going to see the beautiful Rebecca Ferguson portray an assassin and femme fatale in what is described as the lead female role in the movie, so congrats to her for that gig. Right now, Rebecca is relatively unknown. As previously reported, Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner will definitely be returning for action, and Christopher McQuarrie has been hired to direct it. The movie is set to hit theaters on December 25th, 2015. »
Mission: Impossible 5: Rebecca Ferguson, who starred as Queen Elizabeth in the U.K. drama series The White Queen, is reportedly the choice of Tom Cruise, director Christopher McQuarrie and the studio for the female lead in Mission: Impossible 5, though she hasn't yet been offered the role, described as "some sort of assassin." Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin is in talks to costar as the head of the CIA. [Deadline / Variety] Hail Caesar!: Joel and Ethan Coen, aka the Coen brothers, are assembling an all-star cast for Hail Caesar!, their upcoming comedy set in Hollywood during the 1950s. Scarlett Johansson (who previously appeared in The Man Who Wasn't There for the Coens) and Jonah Hill are in talks to join the cast, which already includes Josh...
- Peter Martin
So if you wondering why studios still spend hundreds of million of dollars on Tom Cruise projects, there's a simple reason — he's still a massive international star. While "Edge Of Tomorrow" didn't even crack $100 million stateside, overseas it hauled in $248 million. So if you're wondering if Paramount is hesitating to pull the trigger on "Mission: Impossible 5," the answer is "no." In fact, Alec Baldwin is now in talks for the film with Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson ("The White Queen") landing the female lead in the Christopher McQuarrie directed picture. Of course, there are no plot details yet, but Baldwin will play the head of the CIA. And the "30 Rock" star has lots more cooking. He'll be joining the Will Smith starring, Ridley Scott produced football concussion drama, and he's developing a TV series for NBC in which he'd play the Rob Ford-esque mayor of New York City. And yes, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There's still very little known about this sequel, but Variety says that Baldwin’s character "would be a high-ranking CIA officer who oversee [sic] Cruise’s division, similar to the role Lawrence Fishburne had in Mission: Impossible III."
The studio has been on the hunt for a female lead after Jessica Chastain passed on the role. According to the site, the studio is looking at newcomer Rebecca Ferguson to fill the part. Apparently she will play some kind of assassin. The actress is mostly know for her role of Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Woodville) in The White Queen.
I've enjoyed watching this franchise over the years, and the last one, which was directed by Brad Bird, was so damn entertaining. Cruise and McQuarrie worked together on the awesome movie Jack Reacher, »
- Joey Paur
In Mission: Impossible 5, written by Will Staples and Drew Pearce, Baldwin would play the head of the CIA, while Ferguson is set to play the female lead opposite Tom Cruise. The fifth installment also stars Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg in the respective roles.
The lead female role in the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible franchise was first offered to Jessica Chastain, but she passed on the offer. Ferguson seems like a solid replacement. She recently nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for her English-language debut in the title role of BBC’s The White Queen.
The pic is set to open in theaters on Christmas Day 2015.
Source: Deadline »
- Laura Frances
It could well be his mission, should he chose to accept it. Christopher McQuarrie wants Alec Baldwin for Mission Impossible 5. Starring alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner, Jack Donaghy could play the head of the CIA. Baldwin is a fantastic choice for the role and while it may well be difficult for 30 Rock fans to get the NBC executive out of their minds, keep in mind Baldwin has plenty of CIA experience! The Hunt For Red October anyone? Exactly! I like Baldwin. Whether it’s him fighting paparazzi or taking on Liz Lemon, the man has got incredible range and chemistry and it would be great to see him play off Tom Cruise! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
According to Variety, Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, Blue Jasmine) is in talks to join Mission: Impossible 5. His mission, if he chooses to accept it, is to play a high-ranking CIA officer to oversee Tom Cruise’s division, similar to the role played by Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal, The Matrix) in Mission: Impossible III.
All other details about the film have been kept under wraps, though we should likely hear more news soon as it begins production in August for a December 25, 2015 release date. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), the film stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Furguson (The White Queen), Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), Simon Pegg (The World’s End) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction).
We’ll have more news about Mission: Impossible 5 as it develops.
- James Garcia
Mission: Impossible 5: Rebecca Ferguson, who starred as Queen Elizabeth in the U.K. drama series The White Queen, is reportedly the choice of Tom Cruise, director Christopher McQuarrie and the studio for the female lead in Mission: Impossible 5, though she hasn't yet been offered the role described as "some sort of assassin." Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin is in talks to costar as the head of the CIA. [Deadline/Variety] Hail Caesar!: The Coen brothers are assembling an all-star cast for Hail Caesar!, their upcoming comedy set in Hollywood during the 1950s. Scarlett Johansson (who previously appeared in 2001's The Man Who Wasn't There for the Coens) and Jonah Hill are the latest stars in talks to join the cast, which already...
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Production on Mission: Impossible 5 is set to begin later this year, with Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, and Christopher McQuarrie directing this time. McQuarrie last directed Cruise in Jack Reacher.
The film is set to shoot mainly in the UK this time, with Simon Pegg also returning. And we now learn that there have been two big new additions to the cast.
Firstly, Alec Baldwin is joining the project, to play the head of the CIA (it'll apparently be a role not dissimilar to that of Laurence Fishburne's in Mission: Impossible III). Then Rebecca Ferguson, next to be seen in Brett Ratner's Hercules, is to take on the female lead role in the new film. Said role is described as "a deadly femme fatale", and it's the part originally linked with Jessica Chastain. »
It was recently reported that Alec Baldwin has been cast in Will Smith's NFL concussions film. And now comes word that the actor has also joined "Mission: Impossible 5" as the head of the CIA. Also joining "Mission: Impossible 5" is Rebecca Ferguson as the female lead. Details of her role has yet to be revealed. Ferguson was nominated for a Golden Globe for BBC's "The White Queen" and is set to appear in Brett Ratner's "Hercules." "Mission: Impossible 5" brings back Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg. It's directed by Christopher McQuarrie and is set to hit theaters on December 25th, 2015. »
Tom Cruise has a new love interest - at least in theory. Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, who won a Golden Globe nod for her performance in last year's BBC/Starz miniseries "The White Queen," has won the coveted female lead in "Mission: Impossible 5," according to Deadline. The actress joins returning stars Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed sequel, which (as we found out earlier today) Alec Baldwin is also reportedly in talks for. The followup is set to begin filming in August. In addition to her role in the forthcoming Dwayne Johnson action vehicle "Hercules," Ferguson's credits include Swedish soap opera "Nya tider," "Wallander" and Ridley Scott's scrapped Showtime pilot "The Vatican." Other upcoming films include "Despite the Falling Snow" opposite Charles Dance and "The Red Tent" co-starring Morena Baccarin, Minnie Driver, Iain Glen and Debra Winger. The last entry in the series, »
- Chris Eggertsen
• Jonah Hill is in talks to join 22 Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum in the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! The film follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer, working to keep the studio’s stars in check. George Clooney and Josh Brolin will star. Tatum, Tilda Swinton, and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations, and Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the film. [The Wrap]
• Penelope Cruz is in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. Louis Leterrier is directing Sony’s spy comedy, which follows a James Bond type (Mark Strong) who has to hide in his hometown and team with his goofy, »
- C. Molly Smith
I'll say this much for him: Alec Baldwin is keeping pretty busy these days. Not only is the "30 Rock" actor in talks to join the Christopher McQuarrie-directed "Mission: Impossible 5" as the head of the CIA, he's also circling the previously-announced football concussion movie starring Will Smith, according to a report today over at Deadline. His prospective role in the latter film is unknown at this time. On the TV side, meanwhile, Baldwin is currently developing a show in which he'd play a Rob Ford-esque mayor of New York City (Ford of course being the infamous Toronto mayor whose erratic public behavior set off a media firestorm last year). Written by Wells Tower and executive-produced by Baldwin, the budding project is an NBC Productions property but will be developed as a one-hour cable series. Though his frequent public outbursts have tended to obscure his career endeavors as of late, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Looks like Alec Baldwin will be drawing on whatever CIA knowledge he picked up playing Jack Ryan in The Hunt For Red October back in 1990, as he’s now being recruited to play the head of the agency in Mission: Impossible 5.Christopher McQuarrie wants Baldwin for the role, although he hasn’t yet chosen to accept the assignment. Assuming he signs on the dotted line, he’ll join Tom Cruise and a cast that likely includes Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and franchise good-luck charm Ving Rhames for the fifth outing of the venerable action series. This time it promises to do explosive things to London, among other locales. He's not the only person that Cruise and McQuarrie are targeting: Rebecca Ferguson, who you might have seen on TV's The White Queen, is set to play a femme fatale. Baldwin's also in talks for Will Smith’s latest, the still-untitled »
Over the last 18 years, the Mission: Impossible franchise has lined up an impressive list of actresses to play opposite Tom Cruise' Ethan Hunt. On that list are Emmanuelle Béart, Thande Newton, Michelle Monaghan, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, and Paula Patton - and now the latest female lead has been found for Mission: Impossible 5. Word has come down that Rebecca Ferguson, the lead of the BBC series The White Queen, has taken a key role in the next chapter of the blockbuster franchise. Set to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie and based on a script by Iron Man 3's Drew Pearce, Mission: Impossible 5 doesn't currently have an official plot synopsis, but is expected to bring back the stars from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and the aforementioned Paula Patton (not to mention possibly Ving Rhames and Michelle Monaghan). Deadline »
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