After being sprung from a Moscow prison, IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team infiltrate the Kremlin in order to acquire information on a target known as Cobalt. The mission ends in unmitigated disaster, and the Kremlin is decimated. The President of the United States enacts “Ghost Protocol,” effectively turning Hunt and his team into international fugitives. Unable to operate in an official capacity, the remnants of the IMF must pool their resources and talents to clear their names and avert a nuclear holocaust. Intelligence Analyst William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) is along for the ride, as he hopes to find redemption at missions end. Failure is most definitely not an option.