LONDON – A recording appeared to show Tom Cruise shouting obscene phrases to the “Mission: Impossible 7” crew.
The British Sun newspaper Leaked sound spread Wednesday she said she captured the 58-year-old Cruz shouting at the set while the cause of the explosion is unclear, The Sun reported that Cruz was addressing two crew members who are believed to have violated Covid-19 protocols while filming near London.
NBC News did not confirm the authenticity of the voice nor its context, but did contact Cruise representatives, his attorney, and Paramount Pictures.
Both the New York Times and Variety Unnamed sources were quoted Close to the film confirms the authenticity of the recording.
In it, the guy identified as Cruz is heard shouting, “If I see you do it again, you go. And if anyone on this crew does that, that’s it – and you too and you too. And you, never do it again. “
Cruz stars in the movie, reprising his extensive role as Ethan Hunt, but he’s also a producer. In the audio, he appears to be telling the crew that Hollywood is relying on movies like theirs to keep the beleaguered industry going.
“We want the gold standard. They are back in Hollywood and they are making movies now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we do,” he said, according to the audio tape.
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“You can say that to people who lost their homes because our industry is closed. We will not put food on their table or pay for their college education.”
“Mission: Impossible 7” was one of the first productions to be halted due to the Coronavirus when it stopped shooting in Venice in February.
In July, Cruz personally appealed to the Norwegian prime minister to shoot parts of the movie in Norway according to amended quarantine rules. It is scheduled to be launched in November 2021.
Reuters contributed to this report.