Tom Cruise rushing to finish Mission Impossible after Covid outbreak shut down filming

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Tom Cruise is reportedly under 'huge pressure' to finish filming Mission: Impossible after facing a slew of delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The much-anticipated production, which was originally set to be released in July 2021, has been postponed a number of times amid safety concerns surrounding the pandemic. If everything goes to plan, the action-packed movie is now expected to be released in May of next year.

However, In the latest blow to filming, production on Mission: Impossible 7 was halted until June 14 after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19.

It was then reported that a further ten crew members tested positive for coronavirus.

Tom Cruise is facing pressure to get Mission: Impossible finished
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The actor is reportedly isolating after a Covid-19 outbreak on set
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It means that Tom Cruise and the rest of the cast have been forced into isolation after coming into contact with the crew member.

Despite the setbacks, it appears that Tom is desperate to get filming completed as soon as possible. According to a source speaking to The Sun, crew are concerned that production might clash with future projects that have already been booked in.

“Mission: Impossible has been hit by so many delays, there is now a huge pressure to finish on time," an insider told the publication.

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“Tom and the team are tearing their hair out. Some of the crew are agency contractors and are already booked to move on to new projects. Without them, Tom will be left scratching around for replacements. And if that wasn’t enough, he has his own scheduling conflicts.

The source also adds that there is at least one big scene that they are yet to film, saying: "Most of the filming on MI7 is completed but there is one last big scene to be filmed.

“The stunt sees a speeding train being driven over the edge of a cliff and into a quarry. There’s no way it can be rushed. The pressure is really on.”

The film is expected to be released in spring of 2022 after a series of delays
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All eyes have been on the production of Mission: Impossible as producers carefully meander safety precautions while filming during the pandemic.

Earlier this year, Tom also made headlines for going on an expletive-ridden rant on set as he fumed at staff not taking distancing seriously enough.

At the time, the actor was recorded saying: "If I see you do it again, you're f**king gone. And if anyone in this crew does it, that's it — and you too and you too. And you, don't you ever f**king do it again.

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"They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf**kers."

Tom later explained that there was 'so much at stake' as he desperately tried to make sure at the time that filming was "never shut down again" during the pandemic.

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