The fourth installment to the Mission: Impossible franchise is underway with the screenplay written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec. It’ll be directed by Brad Bird — and, of course, Tom Cruise is set to star. Joining the movie franchise will be actor Jeremy Renner, whose most notable role is William James in The Hurt Locker.

It’s an interesting choice since the original plan for the franchise was to cast younger actors who would eventually carry it, and Cruise’s character gradually leaving the forefront. Nevertheless, Jeremy Renner is an excellent choice as evident by The Hurt Locker — unless he’s the antagonist. Oh hell, let’s make him the lead even if he is. He has a good screen presence.

[Risky Business]