As we told you back in May of 2008, Tom Cruise was in talks to star in "Mission Impossible IV" for Paramount Pictures.
And now, it's official! The star will return as Ethan Hunt in the fourth installment of the popular franchise. He will also produce the film along with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions.
Paramount will be releasing the film on Memorial Day weekend of 2011.
Brad Grey, CEO & Chairman of Paramount Pictures said, “Tom and J.J. are great talents and we are excited to be working with them to re-launch this legendary franchise."
Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are attached to write the script from an original idea by Cruise and Abrams. Both are currently on the hunt for a director.
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