Angela Bassett has officially joined the cast of “Mission: Impossible 6.” The 58-year-old American Horror Story regular will star in the film as the CIA Director, with Christopher McQuarrie directing. She joins Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirky and Alec Baldwin, with filming set to begin in Paris last month.
Bassett will also star in another Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk show, titled, 911. The new 13-episode FOX drama will focus on 911 emergency call operators and she will also serve as one of the executive producers.
Filming for Marvel’s “Panther” wrapped earlier this year, where Bassett will star as Ramonda, the stepmother of main character, T’Challa, portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. Bassett is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (1993), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a corresponding Golden Globe Award. Bassett has additionally portrayed Betty Shabazz in both “Malcolm X” (1992) and “Panther” (1995), Katherine Jackson in “The Jacksons: An American Dream” (1992), Rosa Parks in “The Rosa Parks Story” (2002), Voletta Wallace in “Notorious” (2009) and Coretta Scott King in “Betty and Coretta” (2013). Bassett’s performance as Parks was honored with her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Bassett has starred in four seasons of Murphy’s hit show American Horror Story — “Coven,” “Freak Show,” “Hotel” and “Roanoke.”