It had previously been reported that Lindsay Lohan would be starring alongside of Tom Cruise in the next installment of the Mission Impossible films. However, it seems that she wasn't chosen. It looks as if Cruise's new co-star will be Michelle Monaghan.
Monaghan, who can also be seen in the upcoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith will take over the role that was previously abandoned by Scarlett Johannson, who was forced to drop out of the film due to schedule conflicts.Monaghan not only beat out Lohan, but also Cruise's current love interest, Katie Holmes.She was chosen for the film by the JJ Abrams, the film's director, and also Cruise himself.
MI3 Co-Star Finally Announced
June 11, 2005