Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed that Ving Rhames will be returning for the upcoming fifth instalment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.
Rhames was a regular in the first three instalments of the franchise, but only returned in a cameo in the fourth film "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol". No word on how extensive his role is in this outing.
McQuarrie, who is directing this outing, confirmed the news on Twitter. Rhames joins the already confirmed returning cast members Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner.
Joining them for the first time in this outing will be Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. There's still no word as to whether Paula Patton will reprise her role from 'Ghost Protocol'.