Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Paramount Pictures and director Brad Bird are going to begin testing actors to star alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 4. The Wrap is reporting that Keven Zegers (Frozen), Christopher Egan (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) are in contention for roles in the new film. It is unclear if they are in competition with each other for the same role, or if they are up for a number of roles in the new M:I team. It was previously rumored that Paramount had decided to rework the script to introduce “a young operative” for Ethan Hunt to mentor (ie another, more bankable star, to put on the poster and sell in tv spots and trailers) after Knight and Day failed to hit big at the box office.