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UPDATE: 7:30 a.m.
Tom Cruise is said to have finished his work engagements for 2020 soon after his high-profile rants on set.
The superstar recently lost his temper when he spotted two assistants huddled around a monitor, watching the reading, ignoring the social distancing rules he had helped introduce to try and keep the set for the next Mission. : Impossible 7 without coronavirus.
He’s embarked on a furious tirade threatening to fire anyone who doesn’t take the rules seriously and, according to The Sun, the 58-year-old actor will be taking a break from filming for an early Christmas break.
According to the post, Friday will be his last day on set of the year, and from there, he plans to catch his private jet to Miami, where he will spend time with his son, Connor.
“It has been exhausting keeping production on track for so long, and it doesn’t get any easier ‘Christmas can’t come soon enough,” an insider told the point of sale.
“Tom has decided he’s ready for a break and will now complete filming for 2020 on Friday, and fly to Miami this weekend on his private jet to spend Christmas with his son. ”
The source added: “It’s the end of a really tough year, and a little time out seems like a good idea for everyone as tensions have been building for some time. ”
Five crew members of Tom Cruise’s new blockbuster Mission: Impossible have reportedly resigned following a second man-of-action explosion over COVID-19 security breaches.
The superstar recently lost his temper when he spotted two assistants huddled around a monitor, watching the reading, ignoring the social distancing rules he had helped introduce in an attempt to keep the set coronavirus-free.
He embarked on a furious rant threatening to fire anyone who didn’t take the rules seriously.
“We’re creating thousands of jobs, you mother,” he raged at Warner Bros. Studios in Hertfordshire, England. “I never want to see him again, ever!” And if you don’t, you’re fired, if I see you doing it again, you’re f ** king gone.
The audio was released by The Sun on Tuesday, and shortly after the news made headlines, it reportedly sparked another tirade against the actors and team members – prompting a handful of staff members to resign.
“The first explosion was significant but things haven’t calmed down since,” a source told The Sun. “The tension has been mounting for months and it was the last straw. Since it went public, there has been more anger and several staff members have walked.
“But Tom just can’t take any more after everything they’ve done to keep filming. He’s upset that others don’t take him as seriously as he does. In the end, he is the one who carries the can. ”
Representatives of those responsible for Cruise Studios and Paramount Pictures have yet to comment on the news.
Mission: Impossible 7, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is slated for release in November 2021.