The actor, 30, is joining Tom Cruise in the star’s Mission: Impossible franchise, Hoult’s rep confirmed to People.
Christopher McQuarrie, who directed 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, seemingly confirmed the news on Instagram Thursday in which he shared a black and white photo of Hoult.
“Say, @nicholashoult, care to raise a little hell?” McQuarrie wrote in the caption.
Hoult responded in the comments with, “Love to. Though why stop at a little?”
Hoult reportedly expected to play a villain in the franchise while Cruise will reprise his role as Ethan Hunt,