Tom Cruise | Tom Cruise takes on Mission: Impossible to finish the movie on time
Tom Cruise is in a race against time to complete ‘Mission: Impossible 7’, according to a new report.
The final film in the action series has been hit by a number of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Cruise – who stars as Agent Ethan Hunt – and his fellow cast members have only three weeks left to complete the film.
A source told The Sun’s Weird column: “’Mission: Impossible’ has been hit by so many delays, now there is tremendous pressure to complete on time.
“Tom and the team are tearing their hair out. Some of the team are contractors to the agency and are already booked to move on to new projects.
“Without them Tom will have to look for replacements. And if that wasn’t enough, he has his own scheduling conflicts.”
The insider revealed that there was one final stunt to film and that it needed to be completed as soon as possible before Cruise, 58, began promotional work for “Top Gun: Maverick” which will be released in November.
He added: “‘Top Gun 2’ was released in November, which means Tom will soon have to start a promotional interview program. Most of the shoots on ‘MI7’ have been completed but there is one last big scene to shoot.
“The stunt sees a high speed train being driven over the edge of a cliff and into a quarry. There’s no way to rush it. The pressure is really on.”
It was revealed last week that production on the blockbuster had been temporarily suspended after at least one member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.
A Paramount Pictures spokesperson said: “We have temporarily halted production of ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ until June 14, due to positive results for the coronavirus in routine testing.
“We are following all security protocols and will continue to monitor the situation. “