Audio footage has been released of Tom Cruise laying into crew members on the set of Mission: Impossible 7, after members of the production broke COVID-19 protocols.
In a rant comparable to Cruise’s performance as Len Grossman from Tropic Thunder, the audio footage was first reported by The Sun and later verified by two close sources on the production to Variety. In his rant, Cruise lamented the crew, saying: “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing.”
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He later described how he was “on the phone with every f****** studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies.”
“We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf******. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
He later adds: “You can tell it to the people who are losing their f****** homes because our industry is shut down,”
“It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s what I sleep with every night – the future of this f****** industry! So I’m sorry, I am beyond your apologies. I have told you, and now I want it, and if you don’t do it, you’re out. We are not shutting this f****** movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f****** gone.”
As previously reported, footage from the set of Mission: Impossible 7 showed Cruise riding a motorcycle at high speed off a ramp. More audacious still, Cruise is then filmed leaping from the bike and parachuting the rest of the way.
Mission: Impossible 7 is due to release on November 19, 2021, and will star Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, and Shea Whigham.