Vanessa Kirby returning for Mission: Impossible 7

Vanessa Kirby will reprise her role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as the White Widow, in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and is …

Vanessa Kirby will reprise her role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as the White Widow, in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and is reprising her role for Christopher McQuarrie’s upcoming action movie.

Vanessa casually confirmed her return in a new interview with Glamour U.K. by revealing she was “in the car, about to go to firearms training” after wrapping production on drama Pieces of a Woman, in which she stars as a grieving pregnant woman who loses her baby.

Th Crown star told the publication she was looking forward to getting back into shape thanks to the intensive training for Mission: Impossible.

“Actually, I am looking forward to training because it means you eat well and work out which I haven’t been doing for that entire shoot,” Vanessa shared.

She also told the magazine that she ended up eating for two while wearing her prosthetic pregnant belly on the set of Pieces of a Woman.

“I was wearing the belly twenty-four seven – I was even sleeping in it,” she explained. “So, you could eat whatever you want, I was like, ‘I am eating for two,’ but there was no real two! It’s a fake two! In my mind no one was going to tell until but then you whip it off and it’s like, ‘oh God!'”

Tom Cruise is set to return as secret agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, alongside franchise newcomers Hayley Atwell, Nicholas Hoult, and Pom Klementieff. Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Henry Czerny are also reprising their roles.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release in July 2021.

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Henry Czerny returning to Mission: Impossible franchise

Henry Czerny is reprising his role of Eugene Kittridge in the upcoming instalments of the Mission: Impossible franchise. Director and writer Christopher McQuarrie announced that the Revenge actor was returning to the franchise for the first time since…

Henry Czerny is reprising his role of Eugene Kittridge in the upcoming instalments of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Director and writer Christopher McQuarrie announced that the Revenge actor was returning to the franchise for the first time since the 1996 original on social media over the weekend.

“There is no escaping the past… #MI7MI8,” he wrote besides a picture of Czerny, who recently appeared in horror-comedy Ready or Not and TV miniseries Sharp Objects.

In the original Mission: Impossible, Kittridge was the director of the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) and hunted down Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt after he believed the agent had gone rogue.

He shared several memorable scenes with Cruise, including one in which the Top Gun star says the classic line, “Kittridge, you’ve never seen me very upset.”

The Mission: Impossible films have generally worked as standalone instalments with a small number of narrative storylines connecting them, but McQuarrie changed this with 2015’s Rogue Nation and 2018’s Fallout, which he also wrote and directed. In the last outing, Vanessa Kirby’s White Widow character was revealed to be the daughter of arms dealer Max, a character not seen since the 1996 original.

Czerny will join other returning castmembers such as Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, and Simon Pegg as well as newcomers such as Nicholas Hoult, who is reportedly playing the villain, Captain America star Hayley Atwell, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Pom Klementieff, and Joker’s Shea Whigham.

The seventh and eighth instalments, both written and directed by McQuarrie, are being filmed back-to-back. The seventh will hit cinemas in July 2021 and the eighth will be released in August 2022.

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Channing Tatum set to star in Bob the Musical

Channing Tatum is to serve as the leading man in Disney’s upcoming project, Bob the Musical.The Magic Mike actor will be playing the titular character in the comedy, which follows a man named Bob who, after a blow to the head, can suddenly hear the inn…

Channing Tatum is to serve as the leading man in Disney’s upcoming project, Bob the Musical.

The Magic Mike actor will be playing the titular character in the comedy, which follows a man named Bob who, after a blow to the head, can suddenly hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts.

Channing will be producing alongside Tripp Vinson, Beau Flynn, Chris Bender, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kiernan.

The 39-year-old, who recently reconciled with girlfriend Jessie J after a brief split, hasn’t appeared in a live-action movie since Kingsman: The Golden Circle back in 2017, but has voiced characters in animated features including Smallfoot and The Lego Movie 2.

He is also set to star in the upcoming romantic drama Soundtrack of Silence and is being eyed to appear in Dexter Fletcher’s monster movie Renfield.

Bob the Musical has been in development since 2004, with several filmmakers and scriptwriters attached at different points.

Directors Michel Hazanavicius, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Adam Shankman have all circled the project, while writing duties have been passed through the likes of Michael Chabon, Allan Loeb, and Mike Bender.

Songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won an Academy Award for their work on Disney’s Frozen, along with Flight of the Conchords’ co-creator and star Bret McKenzie have all reportedly been hired at various stages to pen the score and songs.

And at one time, Tom Cruise was also rumoured to be interested in the long-gestating concept.

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Renee Zellweger still overcome with emotion over landing Jerry Maguire role

Renee Zellweger will never forget the moment Cameron Crowe told her she had won a part in Jerry Maguire.The actress, who played Dorothy Boyd in the 1996 drama, opened up about the movie during a recent SAG-AFTRA Conversations event, and recalled how sh…

Renee Zellweger will never forget the moment Cameron Crowe told her she had won a part in Jerry Maguire.

The actress, who played Dorothy Boyd in the 1996 drama, opened up about the movie during a recent SAG-AFTRA Conversations event, and recalled how she was attending a film premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah with her parents and brother when director Crowe called with the surprise job offer.

“It didn’t really seem like a possibility for me. I wanted to do a good job for Cameron when I met him. He just felt kindred to me right away… We loved the same things,” she shared.

“The fact that I was on the list (for the role) was hilarious to me. It had been a while since my audition, and I was at Sundance Film Festival for The Whole Wide World premiere. My mom and dad came. The phone rang and Cameron said, ‘Hey Z, it was really great to hang out and get to meet you. I mean, thank you’.

“I’m like, ‘Hurry up and break my heart already!’ Then he said, ‘I was just wondering… maybe you want the part?’ The next day there was an announcement in Variety and my brother, who was at Sundance with us, came back with a stack of them (magazines). I could cry just thinking about it.”

And to top it all off, Crowe gave her one of the most famous lines in romantic comedy history – “You had me at hello” – which she says to her on-screen love interest, Tom Cruise.

“When people say to me, ‘You had me at hello’, to me it still touches me,” the 50-year-old smiled. “What a cool thing that somebody gives you a line like that.”

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Nicholas Hoult to tackle Mission: Impossible sequels

Nicholas Hoult is set to appear opposite Tom Cruise in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the casting news on social media on Thursday and indicated that the British actor will be playing a villain.”Say, @n…

Nicholas Hoult is set to appear opposite Tom Cruise in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.

Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the casting news on social media on Thursday and indicated that the British actor will be playing a villain.

“Say, @nicholashoult, care to raise a little hell?” the filmmaker posted on Instagram, to which the X-Men: Apocalypse star replied, “Love to. Though why stop at a little?”

Hoult later shared the same image on his own Instagram page, with McQuarrie then commenting on the post: “Things tend to escalate from there. Welcome aboard. #MI78.”

Further details about the 30-year-old’s character are yet to be shared.

Cruise will return as secret agent Ethan Hunt, with actresses Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff also featuring in the seventh instalment of Mission: Impossible, which is set for release in July 2021.

The next two films in the franchise, which McQuarrie will write and direct, will be shot back-to-back, with the eighth movie scheduled to be released in August 2022.

Hoult’s casting comes after he lost out on the chance to star alongside Cruise in the Top Gun sequel.

Miles Teller landed the lead role in the Hollywood legend’s Top Gun: Maverick flick, but according to editors at Variety, Cruise remained a big fan of the actor, leading Hoult to be offered the new gig in the forthcoming Mission: Impossible project.

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Henry Cavill was banned from doing high-altitude stunt by Tom Cruise

Henry Cavill was banned from performing a high-altitude stunt on Mission: Impossible – Fallout by Tom Cruise.The 36-year-old starred as CIA assassin August Walker alongside the Hollywood action hero in last year’s blockbuster, directed by Christopher M…

Henry Cavill was banned from performing a high-altitude stunt on Mission: Impossible – Fallout by Tom Cruise.

The 36-year-old starred as CIA assassin August Walker alongside the Hollywood action hero in last year’s blockbuster, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Henry revealed he was desperate to perform a stunt which involved him jumping out of a plane, but Tom stepped in to talk him out of it.

“One stunt I really wanted to do was the high altitude jump at the beginning of the film,” he told host Graham. “I begged to do it, but Tom said, ‘We would love you to do it, but I am up there with the professionals and if I get anything even slightly wrong, they can correct it. If there are two of us up there and something goes wrong, you’ll kill everyone!’ And I was like, ‘Okay!'”

Working with Tom has rubbed off on the Man of Steel star, as he was determined to do all his own stunts on the set of his new Netflix series, The Witcher, in which he plays a mutated monster hunter.

“I do every single stunt myself. I have a lot of respect for the stunt performers and their craft, but if there was an emotional scene I wouldn’t ask another actor to come in a cry for me,” he explained. “For me, it is really important that the character exists in the action, so if I am going to take on a role like The Witcher I am going to make sure I can do all the stuff he can do.”

The Witcher debuted on Netflix on Friday.

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Pom Klementieff to appear in next two Mission: Impossible films

Pom Klementieff has signed on to appear in the next two Mission: Impossible films.Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the news on social media on Tuesday, cryptically teasing the nature of Klementieff’s character in his message. “@pom.klementieff…

Pom Klementieff has signed on to appear in the next two Mission: Impossible films.

Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the news on social media on Tuesday, cryptically teasing the nature of Klementieff’s character in his message.

“@pom.klementieff, how do you say femme fatale in French? #MI78” he wrote, alongside a brooding black-and-white snap of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star.

“Mischief: Accepted,” she cheekily replied.

The 33-year-old will appear alongside Tom Cruise, who is reprising his character Ethan Hunt for McQuarrie’s back-to-back sequels, and Rebecca Ferguson, who plays spy Ilsa Faust.

And Klementieff isn’t the only newcomer to the blockbuster action franchise.

Back in September, it was confirmed that Hayley Atwell is also onboard for both movies, and in an update to fans on Instagram, she revealed some of the details around her character.

“I’m thrilled to have joined @tomcruise and @christophermcquarrie for the next TWO Mission Impossible movies. To have gone from a classical play in the West End to an audiobook recording of a great new novel to a Disney/Marvel animation and now the female lead in a huge action franchise is the kind of variety that fuels my curiosity and keeps me learning and striving to be better and do better,” Atwell wrote.

It is not yet known if franchise regulars such as Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin will return.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release in July 2021, with Mission: Impossible 8 to follow in August 2022.

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Katie Holmes ‘sometimes’ works out with daughter Suri

Katie Holmes “sometimes” works out with her daughter Suri Cruise.The Dawson’s Creek actress has opened up about her daily regime in a cover interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Shape magazine, noting she tries to hit the gym four times per wee…

Katie Holmes “sometimes” works out with her daughter Suri Cruise.

The Dawson’s Creek actress has opened up about her daily regime in a cover interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Shape magazine, noting she tries to hit the gym four times per week and enjoys spinning, boxing, yoga, and dance-based classes.

However, Katie also shared that she and 13-year-old Suri, whom she shares with ex-husband Tom Cruise, will occasionally exercise together.

“Sometimes I work out with my daughter,” she told the publication. “It just depends on the day. We have our routines, and occasionally they overlap. But I don’t force her to work out with me because I know that’s lame.”

Katie went on to explain that she pushes herself to exercise regularly because it helps her focus on the day ahead. Yet, she tries to make quiet time a priority too.

“I’m a big believer in self-care. It’s better for everybody if you’re taking care of yourself,” the 40-year-old insisted. “Those moments are really worth it. I like to get massages. I also have a favourite daily ritual: I take 20 minutes in the morning to write down a list of the things I’m grateful for and listen to calming music. It’s kind of a meditation.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Katie spoke about her desire to abide by a healthy diet filled with fruit, vegetables, fish, and salad – though she isn’t afraid to indulge from time to time.

“My favourite food is nachos. I love dessert too – cakes, candy. And sometimes a good hot fudge sundae goes a long way,” she smiled.

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Hayley Atwell ‘thrilled’ to be starring in next two Mission: Impossible movies

Hayley Atwell is “thrilled” to be joining Tom Cruise in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.Last week, the Captain America: The First Avenger star confirmed she was joining the action franchise but didn’t specify if she would appear in just the sev…

Hayley Atwell is “thrilled” to be joining Tom Cruise in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.

Last week, the Captain America: The First Avenger star confirmed she was joining the action franchise but didn’t specify if she would appear in just the seventh instalment or both the seventh and eighth, which are being directed back-to-back by Christopher McQuarrie.

The actress took to Instagram over the weekend to confirm she will be starring as the female lead in the next two Mission: Impossible movies.

“I’m thrilled to have joined @tomcruise and @christophermcquarrie for the next TWO Mission Impossible movies. To have gone from a classical play in the west-end to an audio book recording of a great new novel to a Disney/Marvel animation and now the female lead in a huge action franchise is the kind of variety that fuels my curiosity and keeps me learning and striving to be better and do better,” the 37-year-old shared, before adding that she will be documenting her progress on the photo-sharing site as she gets fit for the part.

“I can’t wait to start sharing this adventure with you. Mostly in the form of effusive, sweaty ranting about stunt training while spontaneously vomiting with excitement/exhaustion. Lucky you.”

According to IMDb, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson is set to reprise her role of Ilsa Faust in the seventh movie, but it is not yet known if other regulars, such as Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin will return.

McQuarrie will direct both films from his own screenplays and will produce along Cruise and J. J. Abrams, among others. The first instalment is set for release in July 2021, while the follow-up will arrive in August 2022.

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Hayley Atwell joins Mission: Impossible 7

Hayley Atwell is joining Tom Cruise in the seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.Director Christopher McQuarrie, who has been in charge of the franchise since 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, announced over the weekend that …

Hayley Atwell is joining Tom Cruise in the seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who has been in charge of the franchise since 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, announced over the weekend that the actress had joined the cast on his Instagram page by sharing a black-and-white snap showing Atwell’s headshot photograph resting on top of a folder for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF), the fictional agency in the series.

“@wellhayley Should you choose to accept…” he wrote in the caption, referencing the iconic line, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it.”

In the comments, Cruise, who has played Ethan Hunt in the films since 1996, wrote, “Welcome to the team, @wellhayley.”

The Captain America star shared the same photo on her Instagram page and hinted at her character’s storyline in the caption, in which she wrote: “@christophermcquarrie Mission: Accepted. Though I’m not the sort to follow orders…”

It is not known what character the 37-year-old will be portraying, or if she will appear in both the seventh and eighth instalments, which are being filmed back-to-back.

According to IMDb, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson is set to reprise her role of Ilsa Faust in the seventh movie. It is not yet known if other regulars, such as Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin will return.

McQuarrie will direct both films from his own screenplays and will produce along Cruise and J. J. Abrams, among others. The first instalment is set for release in July 2021, while the follow-up will arrive in August 2022.

Atwell, who is perhaps most famous for playing Captain America’s love interest Peggy Carter in the Marvel films, was recently seen in Avengers: Endgame and Blinded by the Light. She is currently filming TV show Criminal.

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