Angela Bassett has confirmed that she will return to the role of CIA Director Erika Sloane in the Mission: Impossible series.

The 62-year-old actress, who appeared in 2018's Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is once again set to appear in the Tom Cruise-led action franchise.

Speaking to Coming Soon online, Bassett said: "The real conversation is when, I think they've begun filming, or that was the plan, but you know in these trying times, the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry.

"But I do have the pages, we'll just see when I get the ticket to fly and go do my part, but that's coming up and I'm really excited about it."

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Simon Pegg, who plays Benji Dunn in the popular action franchise, recently admitted that it is "terrifying" watching his Mission: Impossible co-star Tom Cruise doing his own "nail-biting" stunt scenes.

Mission: Impossible 7 is tipped for release late next year.

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