Pegged for ‘Mission: Impossible 3’

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As if Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell and Maggie Q along with a rumored cameo appearance by Val Kilmer weren’t enough Mission: Impossible 3 has now added new comer Simon Pegg, star and co-writer of the indie horror/comedy Shaun of the Dead.

Pegg will play an ally of Special Agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise).

Director J.J. Abrams told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve been dying to work with Simon since I saw Shaun of the Dead. His comedic skill is remarkable; he’s able to be hysterically funny while always seeming 100% real, even when he’s killing zombies with vinyl records.”

I can only imagine what the overall bill on this film is going to be.