Keri Russell assigned new Mission

Keri Russell, forever known to the world as the winsome but conflicted college student Felicity, will be hitting the big screen in her most high-profile role to date.

Russell will star opposite Tom Cruise in Felicity creator J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible 3. The role of a junior agent under the supervision of Cruise's character was intended for Scarlett Johansson, but the young star dropped out due to scheduling delays. Russell reportedly won the part over Lindsay Lohan, who had also expressed interest.

Despite rumors of trouble due to a sky-high budget and Tom Cruise's recent publicity antics, the film will begin shooting next month. In addition to Cruise and Russell, Mission: Impossible 3 will feature Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Michelle Monaghan, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film should reach theaters on May 5, 2006.

Keri Russell is currently appearing in TNT's Into the West, a miniseries about the development of the American West.

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I really like her acting she is so charming and I dont know I really just excited for her. She deserve this and so much more. hopefully she will get it soon...
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Good for her. I never really was a fun of Felicity, but I've always liked Kerri. I'm glad she's coming back into the light :D
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I'm glad for her to finally get a big role that can potentially get her out of her Felicity identity.
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Lets see how well this turns out, she seems to be the right age for this role. Lindsay Lohan is way too young to be in this film and the role probably would not have suited her. We can only hope she will do well, even though scarlett johansson would have been just as good a choice for the role. Unfortunately she decided to opt out of MI-3 to work with woody allen on his upcoming project.
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I am so excited for her. I am a huge fan and I think that she's an excellent actress.
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This is so exciting! Kerri Russell deserves a chance to hit it big. She is such an underrated actress. Yeah for Felicity!
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