Mission:Impossible IV Cast Coming Together

Now that The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in a bid by Paramount to future-proof its Mission:Impossible franchise, the studio, along with director Brad Bird and producers Cruise and JJ Abrams, are now on the hunt for M:I4's female hottie, erm, operative. Lauren German (Hostel: Part II), Paula Patton (Precious) and Kristin Kreuk (TV's Smallville) are said to be screen-testing for the role.

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