Scarlett Johanssen and Carrie-Anne Moss have been fired - oh, sorry, "dropped" - from the cast of Mission Impossible 3, according to an interview with J.J. Abrams, that film's writer/director, on "The script was rewritten," he says. "[T]o have kept the actors when we are reinventing the story would have been an odd process, to say, ‘Write a script with these people in mind for characters that haven’t been written.’ It just felt like we had to start over with a clean slate.” As far as we know, Tom Cruise's job is still safe.