Impossible Choice: Patton, German, Kreuk all MI4 Candidates

August 28, 2010
Source: Deadline

Paula Patton, Lauren German, Kristin Kreuk

I'm not normally one to post about casting news that isn't finalized, but this is a good story about three very beautiful actresses fighting for one role. Paramount is trying to get things moving on Mission: Impossible IV (which won't even be called that) and with Jeremy Renner as the male lead, their focus has shifted to finding a female lead. Yesterday, Deadline (via SlashFilm) named Lauren German (Hostel: Part II, Dark Country), Paula Patton (Deja Vu, Swing Vote, Precious) and Kristin Kreuk (Euro Trip, Street Fighter, "Smallville") as at least three of the actresses who are testing for the role. Quite a wonderful line-up, right?

We don't know much about the story or the characters that will be in it, except that this role is for "a young female operative." Other than that, we know Tom Cruise will be back but may not be playing Ethan Hunt for too long. Renner is also in a lead role and both Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg will be reprising their roles for M:I3. Shooting is expected to begin this fall in Vancouver, Prague, Dubai and the US. The latest draft of the script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (both of shows like "Happy Town" and "Life of Mars"). Paramount has already set a late December 16th, 2011 release date for Mission: Impossible IV.

SlashFilm's Russ hopes that Paula Patton lands the role, but I'm fine with any of them. We'll let you know who they decide to go with or if someone else ends up getting it instead of these three. Who do you want?

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Reader Feedback - 32 Comments



Spider94 on Aug 28, 2010


if it is eye candy kreuk or german if it is a strong female role than patton

nelson on Aug 28, 2010


What nelson said. But if it was up to me I'd go with Antje Traue from Pandorum.

Xerxex on Aug 28, 2010


I'd say Kreuk.

Robbie on Aug 28, 2010


The chick in the middle looks like a crack addict. As long as they don't go with her I'm hapy.

That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Aug 28, 2010


I say go with patton if they want a good performance. And always post unofficial casting rumors and notices...your first sentence was bs mate.

One on Aug 28, 2010


Paula Patton all day. That's an easy choice, my second pick is Kreuk.

Black Dynamite on Aug 28, 2010


i would say Kreuk *SORRY GERMAN!!!!* i've seen her in more roles to fit this movie...and she's eye candy

Jericho on Aug 28, 2010


It'd be fun to sit here and try and choose who, but I don't really care about this project if Cruise is gonna be a no show. He's the face... of MI.

Eli on Aug 28, 2010



Leo on Aug 28, 2010


I would love to see Paula Patton for this role, Kreuk is easy on the eye but I really don't think she has screen presence.

dex on Aug 28, 2010


Kreuk all the way. She can act, can do action, and has the looks. What more do you need?

Card1na15 on Aug 28, 2010



Darren on Aug 28, 2010



Stan on Aug 28, 2010


Jeremy Renner as the male lead? So Ethan Hunt via Tom Cruise won't be the main character in this one? Interesting ... too old? Passing the baton? They didn't quite do that in last Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was still number 1.

Bo on Aug 29, 2010


I would go with Kristin Kreuk. Reminds me a bit of Michelle Monaghan, who was in MI3.

Bo on Aug 29, 2010


Well, Lauren German shows in HOSTEL II she can kick some ass...and more 🙂 Kreuk is too adorable for spy genre, Patton seems to me has graduated from modeling to ...more modeling. That's all paramount has?

Gary the Bruce on Aug 29, 2010


My pick is Lauren German.

sedna on Aug 29, 2010


Kristin Kreuk, only because I want to see her do more stuff and I dont think her work on Smallville or Street Fighter was a reflection of how good she is as an actress. Realistically? They'll give it to Patton or I could see them picking a fourth choice kind of like how they did in picking Renner for the other male sidekick

Ed on Aug 29, 2010


Patton come on man, that's the obvious choice, well @ least if they want their movies to work. I agree with #5 too!

I am... on Aug 29, 2010


If Kristin Kreuk gets the part it'll definitely be as successful as Street Fighter........

Wink on Aug 29, 2010


Team Patton obviouse choice. I wanted Kreuk to die in every Smallville episode......her role annoyed me.

McWilly on Aug 29, 2010


kreuk kreuk kreuk!!!!!!!!! other two look like crack addicts!

kicks on Aug 29, 2010


Kreuk please

Joe on Aug 30, 2010


All those years on Smallville can't erase the crapfest that was "Street Fighter: The Lameness of Chun Li." This will be a chance for her to redeem herself. Patton has looks and can act. Sorry, but if Alex hadn't have mentioned Hostel II, I wouldn't even have recognized German. That picture of her isn't too flattering either, I think they're trying to trip her up.

lamar on Aug 30, 2010


Yes, Kreuk, all the way.

J. L. on Aug 30, 2010


Team Paula Patton!

Toya on Aug 31, 2010


Pick sexy azz Paula Patton!

Harold on Aug 31, 2010


Pick Paula Patton. Beside being insanely beautiful, she's a talented actress who has acted in a wide range of films and she deserves this breakout role! 🙂

Nikki on Aug 31, 2010


Paula Patton is hot. Go with her and her hotness!

I The FY on Aug 31, 2010


It is definitely all about Patton. Period. And even if you've never heard of any of them, you'd have to with Patton just based on the pictures they posted above.

jjboldt on Aug 31, 2010


THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK. Too many reasons to list. Stand up to Hollywood. Make them do more than re-microwave warm poop. It's our nine dollars. Have a voice and make Paramount Pictures and other major studios stop making movies for a profit and start making movies for "TRUE" entertainment. True values. Classics.

Ethan Hunt on Sep 1, 2010

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