Alec Baldwin in Talks to Join Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 5’

Alec Baldwin Talks Join Tom Cruise
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Alec Baldwin is in negotiations to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise.

“Jack Reacher” helmer Chris McQuarrie is directing this installment. Cruise, Skydance’s David Ellison and J.J. Abrams are producing.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but sources say Baldwin’s character would be a high-ranking CIA officer who oversee Cruise’s division, similar to the role Laurence Fishburne had in “Mission: Impossible III.” Drew Pearce penned the script.

The studio is still looking to find the female lead after Jessica Chastain passed on the part. The pic is set to bow on Christmas Day 2015.

Baldwin shouldn’t have a problem filling a position of authority after receiving strong reviews as Matt Damon’s commanding officer in “The Departed.”

He is repped by CAA and N2N Entertainment and can be seen next in Cameron Crowe’s untitled film starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone that bows Dec. 25.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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  1. harry georgatos says:

    Its time to release the 3&1/2 hour cut if MI2! A whopping 90 minutes were taken out of the film and scenes were seemed to have been edited with a meat cleaver! Woo’s reputation went down the toilet with the butchered theatrical version and now fans want to,see the directors cut on home entertainment.

  2. I’d say the massive success of the Mission Impossible series and the fans who love it are asking for it. Funny how widely embraced Tom is in Asia and Europe, but some couch jumping turns off millions of his fans in America (where we have freedom of religion, but also where he gets the most flack for his choice of religion). Good riddance to those fans, I say, he doesn’t need to ever make Jerry Maguire again. Give me one solid point well stated as to what’s wrong with Cruise or the M:I series; otherwise go read People magazine.

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