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Angela Bassett To Play CIA Director In Mission Impossible 6

Academy Award-nominated What’s Love Got to Do with It star Angela Bassett will appear in the upcoming spy series sequel Mission Impossible 6.

A 30-year veteran of the big and small screen alike, Bassett has earned acclaim for her numerous performances across both media platforms. She featured in such films as The Score, Akeelah and the Bee, Notorious, and Chi-Raq, while playing roles on such TV series as ER, BoJack Horseman, and American Horror Story, the latter of which she received her second Emmy Award nomination.

In-universe, Bassett’s character will take over the role of CIA director due to her predecessor, played by Alec Baldwin, being promoted to IMF Secretary in the previous installment of the series, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. No official title has been given to the movie as of now.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story:

The Mission: Impossible franchise launched in 1966 with the original CBS television series, which ran for seven seasons and 171 episodes. Mission: Impossible returned in 1988 with a rebooted series on ABC. It failed to find an audience, however, and was cancelled after two seasons. It was nearly a decade later that the Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible feature film would turn the small screen spy series into a hugely-successful cinematic franchise.

Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed Rogue Nation, is once again writing and directing the sequel.

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