LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: For fans of the iconic spy action thriller franchise “Mission: Impossible,” there’s great news! The latest update on upcoming films in the lineup is that British actress Hannah Waddingham has joined the cast for the second installment of ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’. The “Ted Lasso” actress, who will return to the series for season 3, has been tapped to star in the film alongside Tom Cruise, which is slated for theatrical release next summer.
The announcement was made by Christopher McQuarrie, who directs both “Dead Reckoning” films. He took to Instagram Friday night to announce the star’s arrival in the film, along with a photo of his character and the caption, “And Hannah Waddingham… #Godspeed #DeadReckoning.” Waddingham, who previously starred in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” got her big career break when she joined “Ted Lasso,” starring Jason Sudeikis. She will join Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Ving Rhames. Waddingham will also be part of the organizing team for the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Liverpool from May 9-13.
Tom Cruise’s ‘MI – Dead Reckoning Part One’ Made People ‘Lose Their Minds’ During Its First Screening
Tom Cruise beams and poses for selfies with the US Navy crew at a special screening of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1”: what’s special?
With the success of “Top Gun: Maverick” and the unwavering legacy of the “Mission: Impossible” films, Tom Cruise is at an all time high. But what’s special about “Dead Reckoning Part 1” is that not only does Cruise perform death-defying stunts (as is his usual style), but the film also welcomes Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge, the emblematic character of the director of the IMF. from the very first movie. The character is adored for his famous scene with Cruise’s Ethan Hunt when the latter says to the former, “Kittridge, you’ve never seen me very upset.”
“Such an inspiration”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” actress Pom Klementieff, who also stars in “Dead Reckoning Part One,” opened up about the surreal experience of working with Cruise on the iconic film franchise. In an interview with Collider, the actress said, “Oh, it’s amazing to work with him. He’s so caring, powerful to see, he’s so kind and so generous, and he’s such an inspiration. He just pushes himself, always challenges himself and yes, he’s always a constant inspiration.”