On the heels of the news earlier today that the film is courting Alec Baldwin to play the head of the CIA, Deadline has revealed that Rebecca Ferguson is set to play the female lead in Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible 5.
Ferguson, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on BBC's "The White Queen," also appears this summer in Brett Ratner's Hercules, opposite Dwayne Johnson. Details of her Mission: Impossible 5 role have not yet been revealed, but check back for updates as they become available.
Mission: Impossible 5 is also set to star Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg. Featuring a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Will Staples, it hits theaters on December 25, 2015.