The Brad Bird production of Mission Impossible 4 just got a whole lot cooler. According to THR, a major casting announcement has been made and it includes “Lost” alum Josh Holloway. That’s right Sawyer aka James Ford will run and shoot alongside Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Paula Patton in the latest installment of the spy franchise.

Mission Impossible 4 will mark Holloway’s first major screen role since the series finale of “Lost” aired last May. His former co-star Daniel Dae Kim is a regular on the new CBS show “Hawaii Five-O, while Evangeline Lilly will appear in the Shawn Levy film Real Steel alongside Hugh Jackman next year. Now Holloway’s got a major credit to put on his resume!

According to the trade, the actor “is in final negotiations to act as a member of the Impossible Mission Force, the secret agent task force headed by Tom Cruise.” No description has been given regarding his character, which makes us suspicious. What’s he really up to? There was a blurb for Renner and Patton but nothing for Holloway? Something about that doesn’t seem right.

Whatever his role entails we hope he mixes it up a bit by shaving and cutting his hair. It would be a great second start to his career with a new look and a new character.

What do you think of Holloway joining Mission Impossible 4?