Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Avengers actress Hayley Atwell has signed on to co-star with Tom Cruise in the next Mission: Impossible movie.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the casting news.
Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie teased the development with an Instagram post on Friday.
"Should you choose to accept..." McQuarrie captioned a photo of Atwell, which was placed on a dossier with the words "Impossible Mission" written on it.
The seventh movie in the series is to open on July 23, 2021.
Atwell played Agent Peggy Carter in the Avengers and Captain America movies, as well as the TV shows Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter. Her other credits include Howards End, The Pillars of the Earth and Christopher Robin.