Sean Harris to play Mission Impossible villain?

'Prometheus' actor, Sean Harris is reportedly in discussions to play the chief villain in 'Mission: Impossible 5'

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Sean Harris

Sean Harris

Sean Harris has entered into negotiations to play the villain in 'Mission: Impossible 5'.

According to Deadline, the 'Prometheus' actor has been offered the lead role by Paramount studios and Skydance Productions but is yet to sign on the dotted line as negotiations for the star to join the project are still ongoing.

Sean previously starred in the horror film, 'Creep' and Stephen Morton in the television show, 'Southcliffe' for which he won a BAFTA for Best Actor earlier this year.

The fifth installment of the hugely popular 'Mission: Impossible' series has confirmed that Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames will also appear, along with the lead actor, Tom Cruise who returns to the franchise to play the spy, Ethan Hunt.

As of yet, the plot for the latest 'Mission: Impossible' film is unknown, although it was confirmed that it would be written by Drew Pearce.

The film will be directed by 'Jack Reacher' director, Chris McQuarrie and is set to be released in the UK in December 26, 2015.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg
  • UK release: 30 July 2015

Ethan (Cruise) and the gang are on the trail of the nefarious Syndicate when their unit is dissolved by the CIA. With jaw-dropping action, ingenious gadgets and a striking performance from Ferguson as the mysterious Ilsa, this is a a slick, accomplished and hugely entertaining slice of mayhem.

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