Pegg for Mission Impossible 4?
Published 19/07/2010 | 11:22
Simon Pegg is due to return as geeky scientist Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible 4.
Tom Cruise is to reprise his role as star secret agent Ethan Hunt and now the Hollywood Reporter reveals that Star Trek actor Simon has been reading with actors for the next instalment of the franchise from Paramount.
The film is to be directed by hit animator Brad Bird, of The Incredibles and the award-winning Ratatouille.
JJ Abrams - who directed the first three Mission Impossible movies and has worked with Simon on Star Trek - is producing with Tom.
JJ has revealed they plan to set the movie in all corners of the globe.
He said earlier this year: "We're working on Mission IV and we have a really cool idea that we're playing with and I'm looking forward to that coming to pass - there definitely will be a European presence but there's a whole crazy story, it's definitely a jet setting movie."
Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum have written the screenplay and though the movie is not officially greenlit for production it is expected to begin shooting in early September.