'Mission: Impossible 6' Halts Production After Tom Cruise Broke His Ankle in On-Set Accident


'Mission: Impossible 6' Halts Production After Tom Cruise Broke His Ankle in On-Set Accident


Paramount confirms that the sixth 'Mission: Impossible' movie is taking a break from filming after the lead actor was injured in London.
The production of "Mission: Impossible 6" has been put on hold. The announcement was made by Paramount following Tom Cruise's accident on the set in London over the weekend. He was injured when doing a dangerous stunt that involved jumping from one building to another.

According to the studio, the Ethan Hunt depicter broke his ankle. However, an individual close to the production told Variety that the actor may have also hurt his hips. He is expected to see his doctor this week. Although the production was delayed, the movie's release date is not changed.

A rep said, "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, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer."

Tom Cruise, 55, crashed painfully hard into the side of building when he missed his mark while leaping from a rooftop. Attached to a harness, he managed to hoist himself up but he seemed to be in great pain as he limped away before collapsing next to crew members.

The actor is known for doing his own stunts in movies. He ran down the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai for "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" and he was strapped to a moving plane at 5,000 feet for a dangerous scene in the sequel, "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation".

The next installment is directed by Christopher McQuarrie who directed Cruise in "Rogue Nation", "Jack Reacher" and "The Edge of Tomorrow". The actor is joined by returning cast like Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin. Meanwhile, Henry Cavill is among the new additions.


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