Tom Cruise Likely Back in Mission Impossible 4

Posted on July 14, 2010

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The Hollywood Reporter says tom Cruise is likely to return as Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible series. THR says whether he does return may depend on the foreign box office for Knight & Day.
"We absolutely are excited about having Tom Cruise star in this movie," is how Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore put it Tuesday.

But the studio also is monitoring the overseas performance of Cruise's latest film, "Knight and Day," to see whether the star retains his longtime hold over foreign audiences. If that film should gross less than $200 million overseas, some industry observers think Paramount will consider recasting the Ethan Hunt role. At this point, it's too early to say how the film will do, though Fox executives are predicting a solid performance.
Knight and Day was a great film. Tom Cruise showed he still has star power in the action/comedy. It would be stupid to reboot Mission: Impossible, while Cruise is still available.
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