Paramount Pictures has announced that the production of Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible has been suspended after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” a Paramount spokesperson said in a statement. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”
The shooting of the film had to be suspended many times amid the pandemic and global lockdown. Last year, in a viral audio clip, Tom Cruise was heard screaming at crew members for allegedly violating Covid protocol. Cruise was heard warning that anyone caught not following the rules to stay at least 2 meters away from others will be fired.
The film is scheduled for release in 2022.