MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 Casts Rebecca Ferguson as Female Lead

Alec Baldwin circles a supporting role…

Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson (‘The White Queen,’ ‘Wallander’) has reportedly landed the coveted female lead opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Mission Impossible 5.’

Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ writer-director Christopher McQuarrie is in the director’s chair for the fifth installment of the action franchise, with the screenplay coming from Drew Pearce (‘Iron Man 3’).

Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg are expected to be reprising their roles from ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ with Alec Baldwin in talks to play the head of the CIA.

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Ferguson will next be seen starring alongside Dwayne Johnson in the Brett Ratner-directed ‘Hercules’ when it opens in Irish cinemas July 25th