The cast of Christopher McQuarrie‘s seventh Mission: Impossible film has grown by a quintuple. All five new cast members were revealed by McQuarrie on Instagram, alongside teaser images hinting at their character’s roles. The group consists of Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, and Mark Gatiss. They join an already jaw-dropping ensemble headlined by franchise star Tom Cruise, who is returning alongside Angela Bassett, Hayley Atwell, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. The adventure flick will follow up on the events of 2018’s wildly successful Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which became a popular topic of conversation due in large part to its impressive action sequences and Henry Cavill‘s arm pumping. It will film back-to-back with an untitled eighth installment, which again will be directed by McQuarrie.
The exact nature of their roles is currently unknown. Fans of the series should be excited to welcome such a wealth of talent to the cast’s ranks. Elwes is best known for his portrayal of Wesley in the cult hit The Princess Bride and has since found steady work in cult-hit projects like USA Network’s detective show Psych. As for Varma, she made a name for herself in the popular HBO drama Game of Thrones and recently joined the cast of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series. Delaney is something of a social media celebrity who charmed audiences with his bright smile and bushy mustache in Fox’s Deadpool 2. Famed British actor Gatiss has his following as both a writer and actor in the BBC’s Sherlock and Doctor Who series. Rounding out the newcomers is Parnell, who can be found on television with roles in TNT’s The Last Ship and ABC’s soap All My Children.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter