Filming Of Next ‘Mission Impossible’ On Hold After Cruise Breaks Ankle
Actor, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming “Mission Impossible 6,” causing production on the action film to go on hiatus while he recovers, Paramount Pictures said in a statement on Wednesday.
“During production on the latest ‘Mission Impossible’ film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery,” Paramount said. “Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”
Paramount did not say how long production would be delayed for but the action movie remains on schedule to open on July 27, 2018.
Hollywood trade paper Variety said filming could be halted anywhere from six weeks to three months while Cruise recovers. Variety said the actor also injured his hip.
Cruise, 55, who is known for doing his own stunts, was seen in a video on celebrity news website TMZ trying to jump between the roofs of two high-rise buildings and landing hard against a building wall, during filming in London at the weekend. He was later seen limping off the set.
‘Mission Impossible Rogue Nation’, in which Cruise reprised his role as agent Ethan Hunt, made more than $680 million at the worldwide box office in 2015, according to movie tracker BoxOfficeMojo.com