Tom Cruise’s love for doing his own stunts may have finally caught up with him.
The 55-year-old actor seems to have injured himself attempting a stunt on the London set of “Mission: Impossible 6,” and though it’s unknown what his condition is, it appears production on the Paramount blockbuster will be put on hold.
According to Variety, production on “M:I 6” will be halted for between six weeks and three months, so that Cruise can heal. A source said the actor may have broken his ankle in two places and hurt his hip. Cruise is to see a doctor this week, and it will then be determined how long production will be halted.
Currently, Paramount is still planning a July 27, 2018 release of the movie, and one source told the trade it’s possible the movie could still finish on time, if the focus is put on post production while Cruise is healing, and the studio then shoots the rest of the star’s scenes when he returns.
Finishing on time would certainly make life a lot easier for Paramount. Cruise’s costars on the movie — Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, and Rebecca Ferguson — are all either in the midst of working on other projects or will jump right into one when the scheduled end date on “M:I 6” hits. If production is delayed, it could take a lot of manoeuvring of schedules (and cooperation with other studios) to get everyone back to complete the latest movie in Paramount’s money-making franchise.
The previous “Mission: Impossible” movie, 2015’s “Rogue Nation,” earned over $US682 million worldwide at the box office.
The Cruise injury could also affect the filming and release of his next project, the “Top Gun” sequel.
On Sunday, TMZ released video of Cruise missing his mark when jumping from one roof top to another on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6.” He crashed into the side of the building he was jumping to. After pulling himself onto the roof, he began limping.
Business Insider contacted Paramount and Cruise’s rep for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
Here’s video of Cruise attempting the stunt:
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