'Mission: Impossible 5' Cast News, Rumors: Actress Paula Patton Will Not Appear in Film?

Timothy Jay IbayMar 10, 2015 02:40 PM EDT
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While “Mission: Impossible 5” is set to hit the big screen on July 31, 2015, most things concerning the upcoming action flick have been kept under wraps. However, fans know that the core ensemble of Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames will be coming back for the sequel, but they’ve also noted the absence of one significant name—Paula Patton.

Despite the story of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” hinted at Patton’s return for the next movie, it’s been found that she won’t be coming back in her role as Jane Carter.

Over the past weekend, “Mission: Impossible 5” director Christopher McQuarrie held a Twitter Q&A session with fans, and shed light on the curious development.

When Juan J. Arroyo asked what the reason was behind Patton not returning, the director succinctly responded, “Both Paula and Maggie Q were unavailable.”

As Cinema Blend points out in a report, the production approached Patton and “Mission: Impossible III” star Maggie Q about being in the upcoming movie, but both couldn’t work their way into it.

Cinema Blend notes that in both “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible III,” Patton and Q played similar roles as Impossible Mission Force agents working with Ethan Hunt.

The report carries on by saying that the female lead for “Mission: Impossible 5” will be played by Rebecca Ferguson.

During the Twitter Q&A, McQuarrie also confirmed that the movie will be getting a trailer as well as a title name “soon.”

“Mission: Impossible 5” was originally scheduled for a December release before being pushed back to its current July date. It was previously reported by Cinema Blend that the production worked on a different ending.

“Chris, Tom, and a third person wanted to take a minute to get from what they thought was a good place to a more perfect place,” a source close to the situation said.

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