Jeremy Renner for Mission Impossible IV

The Hurt Locker in talks for Mission: Impossible IV

Jeremy Renner is in talks to join the cast of Mission: Impossible IV.

The Hurt Locker star is up for a key role in the next chapter of the series starring Tom Cruise.

Producers are looking for an actor who could potentially replace Cruise as the lead in future instalments of the franchise.

Brad Bird is directing Mission: Impossible IV and J.J. Abrams is producing the picture.