Mission: Impossible 7 producer and star Tom Cruise lashed out at the film’s crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols on set, reminding them of its peril.
Mission: Impossible 7 producer and franchise star Tom Cruise was recently caught on tape lashing out at the film’s crew for breaking COVID-19 safety protocols while on set, reminding them in an impassioned speech why these measures are necessary.
The audio of Cruise’s speech was captured by The Sun and shared widely shortly after its release. Notably, Cruise yelled in the clip, “If I see you doing it again, you’re f***ing gone.”
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While there were no released visuals of the event on the set of Mission: Impossible 7, the outburst seemed to stem from him witnessing two crew members standing less than a meter from each other — not socially distancing — while being huddled near a laptop screen.
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us,” he reminded the crew. “We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down.”
He insisted that there would be no more COVID-19 related delays in filming this movie, closing with, “We are not shutting this f***ing movie down. Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f***ing gone.” Cruise has assisted with putting COVID-19 protocols in place since the pandemic started in Spring 2020. The Sun reported that the actor has gone as far as to pay out of pocket — approximately 500,000 euros — for a cruise ship for crew members to isolate on as well throughout filming.
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Mission: Impossible 7 already faced COVID-19 production delays — like many Hollywood blockbusters in 2020. Production halted in the summer due to positive COVID-19 tests on set, and was delayed until the fall. Filming of outdoor scenes resumed in September for the action film, which led its director Christopher McQuarrie to post a photo of himself on top of a gigantic mountain in celebration.
Originally, the seventh Mission: Impossible film was set for a theatrical release date of July 21, 2021, while the eighth film would release on Aug. 5, 2022.
Mission: Impossible 7 stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Shea Whigham. The film arrives in theaters on Nov. 19, 2021, while Mission: Impossible 8 releases on Nov. 4, 2022.
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Source: The Sun
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