LOS ANGELES, – Tom Cruise let an apparent breach of COVID-19 safety protocols rip up on the London set of new ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie, telling crew members they would be fired if they didn’t obey not to the rules. The Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday.
In swearing remarks captured on audio tape obtained by The Sun, the action film star and producer yelled at the crew about the shortcomings of social distancing and other rules that make films possible. during the coronavirus pandemic.
A source close to the production said the tape was genuine. Cruise’s rep declined to comment.
“I’m on the phone with all the f ** king studios at night, the insurance companies, the producers, and they watch us and use us to make their movies,” Cruise told the crew on set.
“Do you understand the responsibility you have? Because I will deal with your reason. And if you can’t be reasonable and I can’t handle your logic, you’re fired, ”he added, according to the tape.
The Sun did not say when the incident happened, but the filmmakers arrived in London in early December.
The seventh “Mission: Impossible” was one of the first films to cease production due to the coronavirus when it left filming in Venice, Italy in February.
Production resumed in September, with shootings in Italy, Norway and London. In July, Cruise personally called on the Prime Minister of Norway to shoot parts of the film in Norway under amended quarantine rules.
The Paramount Pictures movie is scheduled for release in November 2021.
Cruise told the team that Hollywood relies on films like “Mission: Impossible” to keep the industry under siege.
“We want the gold standard. They’re out there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we do, ”he said, according to the audio tape.
“Mission: Impossible” is one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, with 2018’s “Mission: Impossible-Fallout” taking more than $ 791 million at the global box office.