Tom Cruise is bringing his Mission: Impossible character Ethan Hunt back to life in Prague this week as principal filming has begun on the upcoming sequel film Mission: Impossible 4. Here are a few photos of Tom in various spy costumes on the M:I 4 set:
It’s been four years since he last graced the big screen as secret agent Ethan Hunt. But Tom Cruise looked right at home as he reprised his role for Mission: Impossible IV. For his first day of shooting in Prague he was seen in a series of different outfits and at one stage was even sporting a bruise on his forehead, which appeared to be the handiwork of the make-up department. In another scene he was virtually unrecognisable as he dressed as a Russian soldier, complete with the sort of moustache that would make Tom Selleck envious. For another guise he was in modern day dress in a Bruce Springsteen T-shirt, with his hair looking windblown. And it’s clear the new installment is going to offer even more spy adventures than the first thee … Lost star Josh Holloway has joined the cast and will star alongside Cruise, Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner and British actor Simon Pegg. It will be released in the U.S. in December 2011.
Blah. As much as I hate to admit it, I am kinda a big fan of the Mission: Impossible films. Despite the fact that Tom Cruise kinda bugs, I’m a sucker for action spy films like this (including The Bourne Identity films, Salt, etc.) … and I’m curious to see how Simon Pegg and Josh Holloway will fit in in this new movie. I’m actually quite grateful that Tom has tuned down the crazy in recent years … it really makes speaking favorably of him less of an embarrassing thing to do.