Angela Bassett Joins Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

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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.angela-bassett-3

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.

Bassett took a similar role as director of the U.S. Secret Service in the 2016 action-thriller “London Has Fallen.”

Bassett starred in four seasons of “American Horror Story” — “Coven,” “Freak Show,” “Hotel” and “Roanoke.” She is repped by Gersh, Lighthouse Entertainment and Fox Rothschild. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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