Patton Wins “Mission” Female Lead

Paula Patton has beat out several other actresses for the female lead role in the next “Mission: Impossible” feature reports Deadline.

Patton will play a young operative who works with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt character. She beat out fellow actresses Lauren German and Kristen Kreuk for the role. Jeremy Renner also stars.

Brad Bird directs the $140 million project which begins shooting this Fall.