Angela Bassett has joined Tom Cruise in Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 6” to play the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Filming of the sequel began April 8 in Paris with Christopher McQuarrie directing from his own script. Producers are J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.
Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris are reprising their roles from previous “Mission: Impossible” films while Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby and Sian Brooke have come on board as new characters. Paramount has set a July 27, 2018 release date.