The fuse runs out in 46 days for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The fifth-film in a series well-established for bringing on board new talent for each installment. The July 31 film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie (director of Jack Reacher, writer of The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, Edge of Tomorrow…) features a new female lead in Rebecca Ferguson. In an exclusive interview with Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail, the Swedish actress revealed a few interesting tidbits regarding the film that we feel you may enjoy.
Outside of speaking of her workout routine, which prepared her for the rigorous and impossible stunts for this new Mission, Ferguson spoke of the influence Ingrid Bergman had on Rogue Nation. “Her character in the film is a 21st- century woman; but there’s also a hint of classic movie starlet. Cruise sent her old Hitchcock films to view, such as Notorious, and several other movies starring Ingrid Bergman. It’s no accident that she’s called Ilsa — the name of Bergman’s character in Casablanca. ‘And we filmed in Casablanca, too,’ she said. ‘Though I don’t say “Play it again, Ethan”.” (The Mission Impossible star with REALLY killer thighs By Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail Published 11 June 2015)
For very savvy Mission: Impossible fans, you’ll know of Tom Cruise’s love of Alfred Hitchcock and of Notorious. The 2000 M:i-2, written by Robert Towne, was heavily inspired by the Hitchcock film with plot and dialogue nearly remade by director John Woo. It’s interesting to learn of Rebecca Ferguson making mention of Cruise, Hitchcock, and Notorious.
I have high hopes for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and since M:i-2 was my favorite, to learn of the influence of the film that partially inspired the second Mission, I am positive Tom, McQuarrie, and crew will deliver!
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation begins Thursday, July 30 with screenings at 7 pm. Opens in wide release Friday, July 31. You can buy tickets at http://paramountshowtimes.com/us/mission-impossible/?campaign=officialsite