Tom Cruise would have recorded criticism of the crew of “Mission Impossible” over Covid protocols

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LONDON – A recording has emerged apparently showing Tom Cruise delivering a cursing rant to the crew of ‘Mission: Impossible 7’.

UK newspaper The Sun published an audio leak on Wednesday that he captured Cruise, 58, screaming on set. While the cause of the explosion is unclear, The Sun reports that Cruise was speaking to two crew members who he said violated Covid-19 protocols during a shoot near London.

NBC News has not confirmed the authenticity of the audio or its context, but has contacted representatives for Cruise, its attorneys and Paramount Pictures.

The New York Times and Variety both cited anonymous sources close to the film as confirming the authenticity of the recording.

In it, the man identified as Cruise is heard screaming, “If I see you doing it again, you’re gone.” And if anyone in this crew does, that’s it – and so do you and you too. And you, never do it again. ”

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” in Rome in November.Marco Ravagli / Barcroft Media via the Getty Images file

Cruise stars in the film, reprising his action role as Ethan Hunt, but is also a producer. In the audio, he appears to tell the team that Hollywood relies on films like theirs 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.

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“You can tell that to people who lose their f – ing house because our industry is closed. It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. “

“Mission: Impossible 7” was one of the first productions to shut down due to the coronavirus when it dropped filming in Venice in February.

In July, Cruise personally called on the Norwegian Prime Minister to shoot parts of the film in Norway under amended quarantine rules. It is scheduled to be released in November 2021.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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