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Paula Patton Nabs Lead Role In Mission Impossible Reboot

The Precious star has scored the female lead opposite Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in Please Forget Tom Cruise Is In This Movie the fourth, still unnamed Mission Impossible flick. Patton - who reportedly beat out actresses like Lauren German (Hostel: Part II) and Kristen Kreuk (Smallville) for the part - will play a "young operative" in the Brad Bird-directed film. [Deadline]

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