British actor Cary Elwes has joined the cast of, studio Paramount Pictures has announced.
Filming on the spy thriller — featuring Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt — has been disrupted by the pandemic and it is due to be released in November.
Director Christopher McQuarrie announced that Elwes, perhaps best-known for starring in, has joined the already sprawling ensemble cast.
Elwes, 58, said he was "thrilled" to be involved.
McQuarrie also revealedstar Indira Varma, comedian and actor Rob Delaney, 's Charles Parnell and 's Mark Gatiss had joined the cast.
The captions for the director's announcements on social media suggested the cast members would also appear in the eighth Mission: Impossible movie, which was originally supposed to film back-to-back with the seventh before the pandemic intervened.
Returning stars include Vanessa Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett and Henry Czerny.
In December, Cruise, 58, hit the headlines after audio reportedly of him on theset was leaked to newspaper.
The Hollywood star was said to have berated cast members who he thought were endangering the production by violating social distancing rules.