Irish movie star JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS is set to trade in his ELVIS outfits for a part in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3.

The ALEXANDER star, who recently won acclaim for his transformation as Elvis Presley in US TV miniseries ELVIS, has become the latest name to sign up for a role in the TOM CRUISE sequel.

Meanwhile, movie news website PRODUCTIONWEEKLY.COM reports M:I 3 will start shooting in Italy in mid-July (05) and that parts of the Royal Palace in Caserta will be transformed to look like the inside of the Vatican for top secret scenes.

Meanwhile, director JJ ABRAMS still has to decide who will play Cruise's love interest in the new action film, following the departure of SCARLETT JOHANSSON.

25/05/2005 21:37