Angela Bassett Joins Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Ruben Ruiz
May 20, 2017

According to Deadline, Angela Bassett has just joined the movie as the Central Intelligence Agency director, which I assume means she will be a good-minded civil servant who goes after Ethan Hunt and his team due to false intel sent to her by the bad guys. The Golden Globe-winning actress will play Ethan Hunt's (Tom Cruise) new Central Intelligence Agency director, though the character's name hasn't yet been revealed.

McQuarrie is producing alongside Tom, Frederick, Don Granger, J.J. Abrams and David Ellison and Dana Goldberg from Skydance Productions.

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Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris are all returning for the next instalment of the franchise. "Mission: Impossible 6" is slated to release on July 27, 2018.

Once she's wrapped on her new action role, Bassett will dive into 20th Century Fox's forthcoming series centered around 911 operators. Having brought Superman himself Henry Cavill aboard the project back in March, the film's latest recruit is now American Horror Story's Angela Bassett. She will next be seen on the big screen in Ryan Coogler's Marvel superhero movie Black Panther, which is set to opens in February.

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