Paramount Pictures temporarily suspended production on the UK set of Tom Cruise’s seventh film on Thursday Impossible mission Movie after someone tested positive for coronavirus.
“We temporarily stopped production on Mission: Impossible 7 June due to positive coronavirus test results in routine tests, “a Paramount spokesman said in a statement.
“We follow all security protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”
The company did not provide any further details.
In December, Cruise started using swear words against colleagues on the Impossible mission set after reportedly discovering two crew members who violated social distancing rules.
In an audio released by the tabloid Sun, Cruise is heard saying that anyone who does not follow the rules of staying at least 2 meters away from others will be fired.
It’s unclear exactly when the swear words occurred, but production is on Mission: Impossible 7 Resumed in London in early December. The film had to be discontinued in February 2020 while filming in Venice, just as COVID-19 cases exploded in Italy. Production resumed in Norway, Italy and London in September.
At the time, Cruise, 58, told the crew that he was worried about people’s jobs every night because of the pandemic.
“No excuse,” he said after singling out several people on the set. “You can tell people who are losing their homes because our industry is closed. It won’t put food on the table or pay for their college education. I sleep with it every night. “
The film, whose production along with the rest of the film industry was suspended for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, is slated to hit theaters in 2022.