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Your Mission Is To Put Your Shirt Back On

By TK Burton | Industry | September 29, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Industry | September 29, 2010 |

It’ll be interesting to see if Josh Holloway, best known as Sawyer on the retardedly successful “Lost,” can be anyone other than Sawyer, or if he’ll never escape the role. The guy has basically done jack shit prior to “Lost” — episodes of shows like “NCIS,” “CSI,” and “Walker: Texas Ranger” and not much else.

Well, here’s his chance. Holloway has been cast as a new member of the Impossible Mission Forcein the next entry of the Mission Impossible series, which is shaping up to be the most unusual one yet. Directed by animated film genius Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), this one will feature Tom Cruise returning to the role of Ethan Hunt, but also features Jeremy Renner as an IMF agent who, if rumors are to be believed, will become the future of the franchise. We’ll see how accurate that ends up being.

The film will also star Paula Patton (Precious) an IMF agent, and will feature the return of Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg as well. The baddie will be Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). Frankly, I’m fine with phasing Cruise out, though I did actually enjoy his performances in MI:1 and MI:3 (the less said about #2, the better). The cast is pretty kick-ass, although Holloway is going to need to do more than take off his shirt and toss around a Southern drawl if he wants his career to really go anywhere.

Though I’m sure that would be plenty to satisfy some of you piglets.

Anyway, we shall see.

(source: Slashfilm)

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