Tom Cruise given time to recover
Actor Tom Cruise, who suffered an on-set injury during filming of Mission: Impossible 6 in London, is being given time to recover, thereby leading the production to halt for around six weeks to three months. According to Paramount Pictures and various sources associated with the project, Cruise hurt himself doing stunt work for the film last weekend and broke his ankle.
He may also have hurt his hip. He was scheduled to see his doctor this week, said sources, after which the studio will determine how long shooting will be delayed.
In a statement, officials at Paramount 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.”
One person affiliated with the film suggested that the production could still wrap on time if the focus is put on post-production elements and scenes with Cruise are left for the end of the shoot, according to variety.com.