Tom Cruise is starring in the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series.
Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday that Cruise will be back in front of the camera for Mission: Impossible IV, due in theaters over Memorial Day weekend in 2011.
Cruise and Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams previously agreed to produce a fourth movie in the action franchise. But it had not been known if Cruise would star again. Abrams will stick to producing this time, with the search on for a director to shoot the new installment. Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are writing the script, based on a story idea from Cruise and Abrams.
The movie reunites Cruise and Paramount, which cut the actor loose from a long-term development deal in 2006.