Shea Whigham Joins “Mission: Impossible”

Shea Whigham. Photo by John Salangsang/January Images/Shutterstock (9943833ah)

Shea Whigham has a new mission on his hands. 

The Florida-born actor possesses a rich filmography that includes a combination of films and series. Most notable for starring in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire for four years, he was also in Fargo, the Fast & Furious franchise, The Wolf of Wall Street, and most recently, Joker.

Whigham’s next project may very well be impossible… He has been confirmed to star in the upcoming Mission: Impossible films. 

Having first begun in 1996, the series follows Impossible Missions Force agent, Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise. The last two films have been helmed by Christopher McQuarrie who will once again direct the upcoming seventh and eighth in the franchise. 

Whigham will likely have a substantial role in the series as McQuarrie has revealed that he will be joining for both movies 7 and 8 which have yet to be titled. 

“You won’t see him coming… #MI78,” the director captioned a suave black and white picture of the actor in the Twitter announcement. 

The upcoming films are set to be shot back-to-back, with Agent Carter actress, Hayley Atwell, also having signed on.

They are set for release in 2021 and 2022, respectively.