Hannah Waddingham Joins “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning 2”

Hannah Waddingham at the Los Angeles premiere of
Hannah Waddingham at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ted Lasso" Season 3 in March 2023. Photo by Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (13798562ra)

Hannah Waddingham showed us her comedic skills with her role in Ted Lasso, and she’s now getting ready to become an action hero. The Emmy-winning actress will join Tom Cruise in Paramount’s upcoming blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 2.

Waddingham’s casting was confirmed by the film’s writer-director Christopher McQuarrie on social media. He shared a photo of the actress on his Instagram page, wearing a baseball-style cap and looking seriously into the distance, and tagged it with hashtags #DeadReckoning and #Godspeed.

Waddingham will be in pretty good company on the set of Dead Reckoning Part 2. In addition to Tom Cruise, the film also stars Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, and Nick Offerman.

Dead Reckoning Part 2 will hit the theatres on June 28, 2024, and it serves as the sequel to Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, set to be released this summer. McQuarrie wrote and directed both films and he’s producing them alongside Cruise.

Waddingham will soon return as the AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton in the third Season of Ted Lasso. She’s also attached to several more exciting projects, including the action thriller The Fall Guy and the CG-animated movie Garfield.