Belfast Telegraph

Rhames might not be in MI4 film

Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames might not be reuniting for the fourth Mission Impossible film.

Ving, 51, is the only actor besides Tom to appear in all three instalments of the franchise.

But he said: "I don't know (if I'll be in the film), we're negotiating money. If I'm not paid properly, will I be working with him again on this one? No".

Ving, promoting his new film Death Race 2, added: "I live a very simple life. If I'm supposed to make 7.7 million US dollars and they're offering me three, I don't know if that's going to work. I did the last one for more than three million, there's no misunderstanding - it's 7.7 million or no!"

Having worked with Tom since the very first Mission: Impossible in 1996, Ving, who plays Luther in the movies, insists the actor remains one of the kindest men in Hollywood.

"Tom is a guy who is very generous and who helps a lot of people, stuff you'll never hear about. That's why I have a lot of love for him because he sees the bigger picture," he revealed.

"The bigger picture is if I'm in a position to help someone and I don't then I'm wasting my life, it's that simple."

For now, Ving joins Brits Luke Goss and Sean Bean in Death Race 2, a prequel to both the 1975 film Death Race 2000 and Jason Statham's 2008 Death Race.

:: Death Race 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 27.


From Belfast Telegraph