Simon Pegg in talks to return for Brad Bird-directed Mission: Impossible 4

Simon Pegg is in negotiations to reprise his role as lab geek Benji Dunn in Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 4, which will be directed by Brad Bird, according to Heat Vision. While not officially greenlit, the film is eyeing an early September start. Brad Bird is known for animated fare, including Ratatouille, The Incredibles and animated ….

Tom Cruise confirmed for another Impossible Mission if Knight and Day performs overseas

Paramount has been quietly putting together a fourth installment of Mission: Impossible, and according to THR, the studio has gotten Tom Cruise to commit to returning as “C.I.A. Agent Ethan Hunt.” According to the report, Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore said Tuesday. “We absolutely are excited about having Tom Cruise star in this movie.” But ….

Johnny Depp in talks to play opposite Angelina Jolie in spy thriller The Tourist

Johnny Depp is now in negotiations to star with Angelina Jolie in Sony Pictures’ espionage thriller The Tourist, according to Variety, which Graham King’s GK Films is financing and distributing in association with the studio. Tim Headington, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman are also attached to produce. Depp would play the role of ….