LONDON – A tape has been released apparently showing Tom Cruise delivering an explosive rant to the crew of Mission: Impossible 7.
British newspaper The Sun. publishes leaked audio Wednesday that it means prisoner cruise, 58, scream on set. While the cause of the outbreak is unclear, The Sun reported that Cruise approached two crew members who he believed had violated Covid-19 protocols while filming near London.
NBC News has not confirmed the authenticity of the audio or its context, but has reached out to Cruise representatives, its lawyers and Paramount Pictures.
The New York Times and Variety both cited unnamed sources near the film to confirm the authenticity of the recording.
In it the man identified as Cruise can be heard shouting, “If I see you doing it again, you’re gone. And if anyone on this crew does it, it is – and so are you, and so are you. And you.” will you never do it again? “
Cruise stars in the film and repeats his all-action role as Ethan Hunt. He is also a producer. In the audio, he seems to be telling the crew that Hollywood relies on films like this to keep the beleaguered industry going.
“We want the gold standard. They are in Hollywood right now and making films because of us. Because they believe in us and what we do,” he said loudly.
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“You can tell people who are losing their homes because our industry is closed. It won’t put food on the table or pay for their college education.”
“Mission: Impossible 7” was one of the first productions to be suspended due to the coronavirus when filming in Venice stopped in February.
In July, Cruise personally appealed to the Norwegian Prime Minister to shoot parts of the film in Norway under modified quarantine rules. The release is planned for November 2021.
Reuters contributed to this report.