Covid-19 spurs shutdown of ‘Mission Impossible’ set | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Covid-19 spurs shutdown of ‘Mission Impossible’ set

AP | London

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Paramount Pictures on Thursday temporarily shut down production on the British set of Tom Cruise’s seventh “Mission: Impossible” film after someone tested positive for coronavirus.

In December, Cruise launched an expletive-laden rant at colleagues on the “Mission: Impossible” set, after he reportedly spotted two crew members violating social distancing rules, said AP.

In audio released by the Sun tabloid, Cruise can be heard warning that anyone caught not following the rules to stay at least 2 meters (more than 6.5 feet) away from others will be fired.

The film, which paused production for months early last year along with the rest of the film industry when the coronavirus pandemic took hold, is scheduled to be released in 2022.