Paramount Assigns Jeremy Renner a ‘Mission: Impossible’

Thursday, August 26 by

<a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/jeremy-renner-423/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Jeremy Renner</a> stars with tom cruise in <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/mission-impossible/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>mission: impossible</a>” /></p>
<p><sub><em>(Above) Jeremy Renner’s First Solo Album: Can I Borrow a Feeling</em></sub></p>
<p><em>The <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/hurt-locker-479/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Hurt Locker</a>‘s</em> Jeremy Renner will co-star with Tom Cruise in the fourth installment of the <em>Mission: Impossible</em> franchise, <a href=Deadline is reporting. Yesterday it was rumored that Paramount was in search of a younger actor to join the film with the hope that he could take over the staring role once Cruise steps aside. But the studio ultimately decided on the 41-year-old Renner, who they felt had a "Daniel Craig quality."

While Renner is a great actor, I really don’t understand the logic behind bringing him in. After Knight and Day bombed, it was reported that Paramount wanted a star to help compensate for Cruise’s waning box-office appeal. Is Renner the man for that job? If you really want this thing to be a hit, you need to cast Taylor Lautner or maybe The Situation. That’s how you get asses in the seats, damn it.