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Tom Cruise blasts 'Mission: Impossible 7' crew over lapse in COVID-19 protocols

The 58-year-old actor, who is also a producer on the project, said he has been speaking with people in Hollywood to safeguard the film from shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: 16th December 2020 12:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2020 12:27 PM   |  A+A-

Tom Cruise in 'Mission Impossible 6'

Tom Cruise in 'Mission Impossible 6' (Youtube Screengrab)

By PTI

LOS ANGELES: Superstar Tom Cruise took certain crew members of "Mission: Impossible 7" to task after he saw them breaking COVID-19 guidelines on the film's set in London.

The superstar launched the blistering attack on the crew members after they huddled around a computer monitor without standing more than six feet apart, as recommended by experts, reported Variety.

"I don't ever want to see it again, ever. And if you don't do it you're fired, if I see you do it again you're f***ing gone," Cruise said in an audio clip, obtained by The Sun.

The 58-year-old actor, who is also a producer on the project, said he has been speaking with people in Hollywood to safeguard the film from shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are the gold standard. They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we're doing."

"I'm on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you m********ers. I don't ever want to see it again. Ever," Cruise shouted in the video.

The actor, who has been strictly enforcing COVID-19 guidelines on the set, also scolded the crew for taking advantage of the safe environment.

"You can tell it to the people who are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down. It's not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That's what I sleep with every night, the future of this f***ing industry! "So I'm sorry, I am beyond your apologies. I have told you, and now I want it, and if you don't do it, you're out. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again, you're fucking gone," Cruise said.

"Mission: Impossible 7" was one of the first film projects to be adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In February, filming on the latest instalment had to be stopped in Italy due to the disease outbreak in the country.

The movie, seventh in the long-running spy franchise, was scheduled to be shot for three weeks in Venice but the plans were put on hold.

Production resumed in September, with filming taking place in Italy and Norway before moving to London in early December.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the movie will also feature Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Esai Morales.

The Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media film is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021.



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