According to The Wrap, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson will be joining the cast of Mission: Impossible 5. In the report, it states that Baldwin will be playing the head of the CIA and that Ferguson will be playing a dangerous femme fatale. The article also notes that the role Ferguson is up for is the same one that Jessica Chastain was previously rumored for, which confirms that Chastain is not joining the cast. None of this is official yet, but most reports have expressed confidence that this deal will go down.
Baldwin is an interesting choice for this franchise. I've never been a huge fan of him as an actor, but he can bring a lot to the series. I feel like it would almost be too tongue-in-cheek for Baldwin to star in this series and I can't quite put my finger on why. Anyways, it's an interesting addition. Ferguson, on the other hand, is a complete unknown to me. I can't really say if it's a good or bad move. Ferguson has appeared on the Starz show The White Queen and she also will appear in Hercules, which hits theaters on July 25. All in all, I'm very excited to see what happens to this franchise and I hope that this new installment can have that same sense of wonder and excitement that the fourth one had. Mission: Impossible 5 hits theaters on December 25, 2015.