Thandie Newton, who plays super-thief Nyah Hall in Mission: Impossible 2, is an old Tom Cruise alum. Apart from her international breakthrough in Jefferson in Paris and the lead role in the Oprah Winfrey-produced Beloved, Zimbabwe-born British actress Newton also co-starred in Interview with a Vampire. And the villain, Dougray Scott, is also a Brit - or a Scotsman from Fife. Scott was slated to be in two of this summer's big pictures - he was also cast as Wolverine in the upcoming Fox film X-men. When M:i-2 shooting over-ran, he had to pull out and was replaced by Hugh Jackman.