The 54-year-old actor is close to sealing the deal with Paramount to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in the action thriller following contentious deal-making that halted pre-production on the film.
Tom Cruise will return to “Mission: Impossible 6” following contentious deal-making that halted pre-production on the film earlier this summer. THR has reported that the 54-year-old actor is on the verge of sealing the deal with Paramount Pictures to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in the action thriller.
The pre-production was reportedly halted last month due to an alleged dispute between Cruise and the studio over his salary. Previously, the project, which was originally planned to kick off production in November, was delayed due to script issues. Since the matters will soon be resolved, the production is expected to begin in January 2017.
Christopher McQuarrie, who provided the screenplay of and helmed “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation”, is once again on board to direct the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film and help with the script. Rebecca Ferguson is set to reprise her role as Ilsa Faust, while Jeremy Renner hinted at returning as William Brandt back in March.
Aside from “M:I 6”, Cruise has other projects in development, including “Top Gun 2” and “Luna Park”. He stars in the sequel to “Jack Reacher”, “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, which opens in U.S. theaters this year on October 21. He also leads “The Mummy” remake due out on June 9, 2017, as well as “American Made” set to bow on September 29, 2017.