Tom CruiseTom Cruise is returning to the big screen for a fourth installment of 'Mission: Impossible.'

According to an exclusive report from Deadline Hollywood, the film will begin shooting as early as this summer, in time for a Memorial Day 2011 release, should moviegoers choose to accept.

Cruise will co-produce the film with 'MI:III' director J.J. Abrams from a script by screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec. Paramount, Cruise and Abrams are now in the process of finding a director.

The studio has since confirmed the news in a press release sent out this evening. "Tom and J.J. are great talents and we are excited to be working with them to re-launch this legendary franchise," said Paramount Pictures Chairman & CEO Brad Grey in the statement.
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