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‘Mission: Impossible’ star teases Tom Cruise leveling up his stuntwork in ‘Dead Reckoning Part Two’: ‘He’s unbelievable’

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The point is — Tom Cruise loves doing stunts. And according to Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” costar Shea Whigham, that was just the beginning.

“Tom Cruise does stuff that’s gonna make number seven pale in comparison,” Whigham told Business Insider. “He’s unbelievable in the next one.”

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“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” cast

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BI spoke with Whigham at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere for his newest movie, “Lake George,” a neo-noir film written and directed by Jeffrey Reiner. Whigham’s character, Don, is a white-collar criminal who, upon his release from prison, gets a final task from his boss: kill the boss’ girlfriend. Instead, Don teams up with the girlfriend, Phyllis (Carrie Coon), to take the boss down.

In “Dead Reckoning,” parts one and two, Whigham plays Jasper Briggs, an agent on Ethan Hunt’s (Cruise) tail. The actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he finished filming “Mission: Impossible 8” (a.k.a. “Dead Reckoning” part two) in May. Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, however, are still working, Whigham said.

“What he’s doing now, people are going to be floored,” Whigham told The Hollywood Reporter. “He wants to make this one like an adventure film, and he and McQuarrie have an idea of what they want to do with it. So it’s going to be amazing.”

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