Alumni of the adventure that was LOST have had no trouble getting back to work after the beloved series ended this past May.
Daniel Dae Kim took the easiest route by simply staying in Hawaii and joining the cast of CBS’s Hawaii Five-O, but a couple of others have now joined film projects. We found out yesterday that Maggie Grace would be jumping into The Twilight Saga (Read: ‘LOST’ Star Maggie Grace Joins The Cast Of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’), and now fan-favorite Josh Holloway has been cast in another high-profile sequel.
According to reports, Holloway, who became a star as the always stubborn Sawyer on the Lost island, is in final negotiations to join the cast of Mission: Impossible IV. Not much is known about the story of this fourth installment yet, but Holloway would be playing an operative in the secret Impossible Mission Force that’s headed up by star Tom Cruise.
While we don’t know much about where the new sequel will go, the names that are attached have to have fans of the series and movies in general pretty thrilled. I addition to Cruise’s return and the addition of Holloway, Pixar’s Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) is directing, J.J. Abrams is producing, and Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Jeremy Renner are a few of the actors locked in. Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum wrote the script.
Mission: Impossible IV is aiming for a December 16, 2011 release. This is the same date as Sherlock Holmes 2, so who knows if both with hold on to the date.
[Source: Risky Business]