Tradecraft: Anil Kapoor Joins M:I-4
Here's some more Mission: Impossible 4 news for you today! After seeing the first images of Tom Cruise dangling in this outing a few hours ago, word now comes from Deadline that Anil Kapoor has joined the cast in an "integral supporting role." Kapoor is probably best known to spy fans for playing President Omar Hassan on the final season of 24, though wider audiences will know him better from his role as the gameshow host in Slumdog Millionaire. (And Bollywood fans will no doubt know him better still for a whole lot of titles Western audiences have probably never heard of.) In addition to Tom Cruise, he joins a very impressive cast that includes Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Michael Nyqvist. Vladimir Mashkov and possibly French actress Lea Seydoux (Inglourious Basterds). Brad Bird (The Incredibles) is directing and J.J. Abrams (M:I-III, Alias, Undercovers) is producing. The fourth Mission: Impossible film (which we learned probably won't actually be called "Mission: Impossible 4") is currently filming in Prague.