Tom Cruiseâs Mission: Impossible 7 production temporarily shut down due to coronavirus case
Paramount Pictures has temporarily shut down production on the British set of Tom Cruiseâs seventh Mission: Impossible film after someone tested positive for coronavirus.
âWe have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,â a Paramount spokesperson said on Thursday. âWe are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.â
The company provided no further details.
In December, Cruise launched an expletive-laden rant at colleagues on the Mission: Impossible set, after apparent breaches of on-set social distancing guidelines.Tom Cruise recorded shouting and swearing at Mission: Impossible crew over Covid issues Read more
In an audio recording released by The Sun, Cruise can be heard shouting and swearing at film crew on the project, of which is he one of the producers, warning that anyone caught not following the rules to stay at least 2m (more than 6.5 feet) away from others will be instantly dismissed.
On the recording Cruise can be heard shouting: âI donât ever want to see it again, ever! And if you donât do it, youâre fired, if I see you do it again, youâre fucking gone. And if anyone in this crew does it â thatâs it, and you too and you too â¦ donât you ever fucking do it again.â
âThatâs it! No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their fucking homes because our industry is shut down. Itâs not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education.â
The film, which paused production for months early last year along with the rest of the film industry when the coronavirus pandemic took hold, is scheduled to be released in 2022.
Associated Press contributed to this report