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Tom Cruise in self-isolation, ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ shoots suspended after crew tested positive for COVID-19

/ 05:39 PM June 06, 2021
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Tom Cruise on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 in Italy. Image: Reuters/Yara Nardi/File Photo

“Mission: Impossible 7” has temporarily stopped filming in the United Kingdom after members of production tested positive for COVID-19.

Shooting of the Tom Cruise-starrer has been shut down for 14 days, while people involved during production were tasked to self-isolate, as per The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, June 3.

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“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation,” Paramount Pictures stated, as quoted in the report.

Fourteen people, specifically four dancers and ten crew members, were said to have tested positive for COVID-19 on set, according to The Sun on June 3. Cruise himself had to self-isolate.

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This was not the first time production for “Mission: Impossible 7” had to be stopped. Back in Feburary 2020 in Italy, cast and crew had to stop filming as lockdowns were imposed in the country because of the pandemic. Filming resumed by fall, but was delayed a week in October 2020 after 12 people tested positive for COVID-19.

By December 2020, an audio recording released by The Sun went viral. In the tape obtained by the publication, Cruise, who also acts as producer of the film, was caught shouting at members of the crew who reportedly violated COVID-19 safety procedures by not practicing social distancing.

“Mission: Impossible 7” is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Cruise will reprise his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt for the film, set for release on May 27, 2022. Adam Laurena/JB

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