Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) has been selected to co-star with Tom Cruise in the upcoming fourth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. Actress Paula Patton (Precious) has been cast as the female lead spy. The film also marks a welcome return to Paramount Pictures for Cruise, whose last film with the studio was Mission Impossible 3 in 2006. The film is slated for a December 2011 release.

Ethan Hunt is back!