Date: 12th October 2005

Simon Pegg joins Mission Impossible

Simon Pegg is set to join the cast of Mission: Impossible 3.

According to The Hollywood Reporter The Shaun of the Dead actor will play an ally of Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt.

Director J.J Abrams said: "I've been dying to work with Simon since I saw Shaun of the Dead. His comedic skill is remarkable; he's able to be hysterically funny while always seeming 100% real, even when he's killing zombies with vinyl records."

Source: Press Release