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Now that Tom Cruise has officially signed on for Mission: Impossible 5 and Christopher McQuarrie is supposedly the frontrunner to direct, it’s time for Paramount Pictures to line up the rest of the crew. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that begins with the hiring of screenwriter Drew Pearce.
Pearce has a huge hit on his hands with Iron Man 3, which has earned $954 million worldwide to date. His next project is Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which arrives July 12.
Cruise is expected to make M:I5 after he wraps Warner Bros.’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which also stars Armie Hammer. Both films find their high-tech espionage base in ’60s television. The difference the two? The four Mission: Impossible movies have pulled in $2 billion.