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Christopher McQuarrie Hired to Direct Mission: Impossible 5

Paramount Pictures and SKydance Productions have announced that Christopher McQuarrie has been hired to direct ‘Mission: Impossible 5.’ The filmmaker will helm the film from a screenplay from Drew Pearce. McQuarrie will reunite with his ‘Jack Reacher’ star Tom Cruise, who will reprise his role of Ethan Hunt for the fourth sequel.

‘Mission: Impossible 5′ will be produced by Cruise through Tom Cruise Productions, Paramount and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot. Skydance, which served as co-financers and executive producers on the last ‘Mission: Impossible’ sequel, 2011’s Ghost Protocol,’ will work on the new film’s development and production.

“I am thrilled to reunite with Chris for the latest installment in the ‘Mission’ series,” Cruise said of the director, who previously worked with Paramount and Skydance on ‘Jack Reacher.’ “I began producing the films with the goal that a different director with his own vision would make each one. Chris is an extraordinary filmmaker who will deliver the heart-pounding action and thrills that audiences around the world have come to expect from the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise.”

Written by: Karen Benardello

Christopher McQuarrie Hired to Direct Mission: Impossible 5

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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