Hong Kong actress Maggie Quigley (search) will get a leading role in the next "Mission: Impossible" film that begins shooting in Italy next month, a newspaper reported Friday.

Quigley, best known as Maggie Q (search), will be playing a good character as she stars with Tom Cruise (search), the South China Morning Post quoted her agent, Yong Mee-yian, as saying.

"Maggie went to Los Angeles last week for the last casting and we are glad to hear that she was given a role," Yong was quoted as saying.

The actress's father is American and her mother Vietnamese. She also starred in the comedy "Rush Hour 2" and Jackie Chan's "Around the World in 80 Days."