Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film written, produced and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie following Rogue Nation. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin, all of whom reprise their roles from previous films, along with Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby and Angela Bassett, who join the franchise. In the film, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team must track down stolen plutonium while being monitored by a CIA agent (Cavill) after a mission goes awry.
Two years after Solomon Lane’s capture, the remains of his organization The Syndicate are now a terrorist group named The Apostles. Ethan Hunt is assigned to intercept three stolen Russian plutonium cores in Berlin before the Apostles can sell them to fundamentalist John Lark. He joins Benji Dunn and Luther Stickell for the mission, but the mission fails when Luther is taken hostage and Ethan’s attempt to save him allows the Apostles to take the plutonium. The team capture nuclear weapons expert Nils Debruuk, learning that he built three portable nuclear weapons for the Apostles.
Furious at the IMF’s failure to secure the plutonium, CIA Director Erica Sloane instructs Special Activities Division operative August Walker to shadow Ethan as he attempts to retrieve the plutonium. Ethan and Walker infiltrate a party in Paris where Lark is believed to be buying the cores from an arms dealer known as White Widow. They track a man whom they suspect to be Lark but he is killed when Ilsa Faust intervenes just as he is about to kill Hunt. Ethan impersonates Lark and warns the White Widow that assassins are trying to kill her. Walker passes doctored evidence on to Sloane suggesting that Hunt has always been Lark and the man killed by Ilsa was a decoy.
To secure the plutonium, White Widow tasks Ethan with extracting Lane from an armoured convoy moving through Paris. She provides one of the plutonium cores as a payment in kind for the mission. Ethan and Walker attack the convoy and lead the police and the White Widow’s men on a chase across Paris while Benji and Luther secure Lane. Ilsa reappears and attempts to kill Lane to prove her loyalty to MI6, but the extraction is successful and White Widow instructs the team to deliver Lane to London.