Tom Cruise reprises his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the film
The shoot of Tom Cruise’s eagerly awaited project, the seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible film series, has been put on hold after some of the cast and crew of the film tested positive for COVID-19. A source informed The Hollywood Reporter that the shooting schedule for the film is slated to resume after June 14.
Confirming the same, an official statement from the production read, “We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.” However, the information doesn’t clarify the exact number of people affected by the virus.
The production of the film began in February 2020 but had come to a standstill due to the pandemic. The shooting was yet again delayed in December 2020, after the team was found to violate COVID safety procedures.
The Christopher McQuarrie directorial stars Tom Cruise with Rebecca Ferguson, Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff and Henry Czerny. Christopher had also helmed Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible - Fallout in the past.