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Jeremy Renner May “Take Over” for Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible’

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By Daniel Gates

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Jeremy Renner could “take over” the Mission: Impossible movies from Tom Cruise.

The actor, who is co-starring with Cruise in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, the fourth film in the series, told MTV News, “It’s a franchise to potentially take over. I can’t predict what the future holds and what they want, but that’s certainly the idea.”

When asked whether Ghost Protocol‘s script spells out a passing of the torch from Cruise’s Ethan Hunt to his character, Renner answered, “I can’t really go into the details of the script, because that’s still evolving.”

“It’s Tom’s baby. He’s the engine behind the thing,” continued Renner.

He added, “What happens after that, we’ll see.”

Renner was nominated for an Oscar this year for his performance in The Hurt Locker.

Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol, is expected to hit theaters in December 2011. Brad Bird is directing.

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