Tom Cruise is, allegedly, stressing his film crew out amid the pandemic.
According to Globe, Tom Cruise refuses to take filming breaks even though there have been several requests for staff.
“A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can. But Tom is completely obsessed with finishing and nothing will stop him. He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare,” an insider said.
Tom Cruise deals with production, schedule changes for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’
Cruise started filming Mission: Impossible 7 in London before the pandemic. And he returned to work on set a few months later.
But according to reports, the production for his upcoming movie was relocated to the United Arab Emirates.
A 10-day quarantine is required for those entering the UAE
However, everyone that enters the country is required to undergo a 10-day red list self-quarantine for everyone’s safety.
“Now, many of the production team, especially the more junior staff who aren’t big on salaries, are up in arms and just want to go home. This is starting to feel like a real nightmare of a production. And of course, a lot of that is totally unavoidable. But the hope was that after the delays, filming out in the UAE would give the crew more freedom to make headway without holdups. It feels like everything is against them and morale is really down,” the source said.
Tom Cruise has other commitments with ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
According to recent reports, Tom Cruise and the staff and crew of Mission: Impossible 7 are back in London to do the final touches for the movie.
This means that the actor and the staff are no longer in the UAE as the tabloid claimed.
Meanwhile, it was also announced this week that the team’s plan to film the seventh and eighth installments back to back has been scrapped.
According to Deadline, Cruise’s other commitments and the delays in production caused them to decide not to film the installments back to back.
Tom Cruise also has promotional commitments duties on his upcoming movie, Top Gun: Maverick, which is slated for release on Jul. 2.
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