Hayley Atwell Confirms Lead Role In Mission: Impossible 7 & 8


Hayley Atwell Confirms Lead Role In New Mission: Impossible Sequels

Hayley Atwell confirms lead role in Mission: Impossible 7 & 8

Following the announcement earlier this week, actress Hayley Atwell took to Instagram to confirm that she has indeed been cast as the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Mission: Impossible 7 AND Mission: Impossible 8 which are set to premiere on 2021 and 2022, respectively. This will mark the second blockbuster franchise for Atwell, who gained recognition for her role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

She will next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Criminal and is set to reprise her role as Peggy Carter by lending her voice in Marvel Studios’ forthcoming animated series What If…? for Disney+

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Joining Cruise and Atwell are returning cast members Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Simon Pegg (Ready Player One) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction).

Following the large critical and commercial success of the past two installments, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie signed a new deal with Paramount to return to write and direct the next two installments, turning down other studio offers to continue his long-running partnership with franchise star Tom Cruise.

Skydance Media, who joined the franchise with the fourth installment, Ghost Protocol, will be returning to produce the next two entries.

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The Mission: Impossible franchise spans almost 25 years and six films, starting off with modest critical and major box office success in the first two films before launching its lead protagonist into grittier and more explosive stories, each film getting progressively better reviews than its predecessor, with the most recent installment, Fallout, earning the highest reviews for both the franchise and the action genre, currently maintaining a 97% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes while also acquiring the highest box office gross of the franchise at over $790 million worldwide.


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I had a go at a ‘photo grid’ in an attempt to display some tech-savvy-millennial skills. For those of you who don’t know, this involves nine separate posts loaded one at a time which only come together as a complete image when someone views the profile page. Some of the comments were of the ‘wot-is-goin-on-u-can’t-frame-a-picture, mate’ variety SO, to ease the confusion, here is my news in one post….. 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. 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. 

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