Josh Holloway has an ‘Impossible’ new ‘Mission’
‘Lost’ star joining Ethan Hunt’s Impossible Mission Force
Published on Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 5:05 PM by HitFix Staff
Will Paramount Picture’s strategy to bring in more sexy co-stars for “Mission: Impossible IV” might just make up for Tom Cruise getting increasingly long in the tooth? It’s unclear, but the studio certainly hasn’t given up trying. The 48-year-old star is already being paired with Jeremy Renner in the Brad Bird production and now Josh Holloway is jumping to the big screen as a member of Ethan Hunt’s Impossible Mission Force.
[It's worth noting, however, that Holloway and Renner aren't spring chickens themselves. Holloway and Renner are 41 and 39-years-old respectively.]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, little is known about Holloway’s character. It’s the first significant movie role for the “Lost” star who had to turn down numerous opportunities during the show’s six-year run.
Also joining the “IM4″ cast are Paula Patton, Vladimir Mashkov, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg.
Production should begin soon in anticipation of a December 2011 release.
i can’t say a word ’cause watching it made me cry so hard, i don’t want to say goodbye :’(
8. Show: Lost
Why: Because we can only pick one Lost actor and Holloway has been the charismatic stand-out choice since day one almost by process of elimination. Matthew Fox hasn’t been a great fit in films like Speed Racer or Vantage Point and Evangeline Lilly doesn’t have the presence to carry a leading role. Jorge Garcia and Michael Emerson rule but they’re destined to be supporting character actors in TV or film. Sawyer could be the star.
How to Do It: Play up what works about Sawyer on the show – a strong, clever everyman. Think the best roles of Mark Wahlberg and that everyman relatability that so often makes him effective as both the guy who you’d like to have a drink with at a local bar and the one on your side when the fight erupts after a few too many. Holloway has a similar tough guy charisma and he may try to downplay it by taking roles outside of the box he might think Lost has put him in. Use the box. Exploit it. Do a movie where you play a con man named Sawyer. Then find your “range.”