ving rhames

*Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie “Operator,” directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson, reports

Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding.

Rhames is also headed back to the “Mission Impossible” franchise for “M:I-5” alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner.