Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
We were all a little stunned when Felicity Porter, the University of New York's most famous student (aka Keri Russell), showed up as a gun-toting operative alongside Tom Cruise in 2005's Mission: Impossible III. But the gamble worked. Nobody was talking about her haircut, that's for sure. In a weird way, then, Russell's role on FX's The Americans is a logical progression. She and Brothers & Sisters' Matthew Rhys play Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings, married spies who live in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the early 1980s, but there's a twist: They work for the other guys, specifically Cold War-era Soviets.
TVGuide.com sat down with Russell to find out why she signed on, what's in store for the Jenningses and how Felicity creator J.J. Abrams had a certain prescience about her new job...
It's official! J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct the upcoming seventh Star Wars film, Disney confirmed Saturday.
"It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
The Felicity alums have really taken over pilot season.
Keri Russell has landed the leading role in FX's The Americans pilot from Justified showrunner Graham Yost.
The series, executive-produced by Yost and created by Falling Skies' Joe Weisberg, follows...
Mission Impossible 4
Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol rang in the new year atop the box office, surpassing the gross for Mission: Impossible III, according to Box Office Mojo.
The film, which stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, earned an estimated...
Nikita, Maggie Q
Among Maggie Q's three tattoos is a large, ornately drawn Phoenix rising. It covers most of her left hip, and stands on proud, leggy display in the advertisments for Nikita, The CW's high-octane continuation of the 1990 French thriller-turned-basic cable series about a beautiful assassin in the employ of a sinister organization.
NBC has picked up J.J. Abrams' Undercovers as its first new drama series for the 2010-11 season.
Abrams — who's been behind Alias, Felicity, Lost and Fringe — co-wrote, produced and directed the pilot. British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Bonekickers) and Boris Kodjoe (Resident Evil: Afterlife) will star as ...
Tom Cruise will reteam with J.J. Abrams for Mission: Impossible IV, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Cruise will reprise the role of Ethan Hunt and ...
Warren Beatty will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement (in acting, not so much skirt-chasing) at the 64th-annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held Jan. 15, 2007.... Disney's Cars topped the DVD sales charts last week, moving five million units in its first two days alone. Mission: Impossible III held on to the top spot in rentals, earning $9.3 million to Lightning McQueen's $9.2 mil.
Sumner Redstone isn't done deriding Tom Cruise. In a new Vanity Fair feature, the Viacom chief says Paramount's onetime tentpole-hoister was "embarrassing the studio," and "costing us a lot of money." How much did Tom's Kate-induced antics supposedly affect box office? To the tune of "$100 million, $150 million on Mission: Impossible III," Redstone surmises. "It was the best picture of the [franchise], and it did the worst."
J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible III
That sizzling sound you hear isn't originating from the iconic Mission: Impossible fuse, but from the red-hot DVD release of Mission: Impossible III, simultaneously available today in standard as well as both (HD DVD, Blu-ray) hi-definition formats. To mark the action-packed escapade's vid store arrival, TVGuide.com spoke with director J.J. Abrams, who divulged secrets from the M:i:III set, shared his awe of franchise front man Tom Cruise (aka IMF superagent Ethan Hunt), and even updated us on that "little" Star Trek film thing he has in the works. TVGuide.com: First off, I want to say that I really, really enjoyed the film. I have two young