Production on the Tom Cruise starring Mission: Impossible 7, which is filming in the UK, has temporarily shut down after a positive coronavirus test.

A spokesperson for the Paramount and Skydance production confirmed to Variety that work on the project will stop until June 14.

“We have temporarily halted production on ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”

It’s the latest in a number of delays to hit Mission: Imposssible. Filming was first shut down in Italy in March 2020. Filming resumed in the UK in September, but was halted again after 12 people tested positive for the virus.

In December 2020, while filming in London, an audio recording of Cruise shouting at crew members for breaking COVID-19 protocols surfaced online.

When Cruise saw two crew members standing too close to one another in front of a computer screen, he told them: “If I see you do it again you’re fucking gone.”

The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Fallout,” and is set to return for a planned eighth film.


Jon Creamer

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