An audio recording of Tom Cruise on crew members on the set of the latest “Mission: Impossible” film in London has gone viral. The actor, who is also producing the film, can be heard using exile towards the crew for not following.
Sources close to the production told Reuters and Variety that the audio, which was first received by The Sun, is authentic.
On the recording, which has been widely shared on social media, Cruise addressed two people whom he had clearly seen standing close to each other, violating the rules of social balance.
“If I see you you’re f *** ing gone again,” says Cruz. Exciting-filled recordings last three and a half minutes.
“We’re the gold standard,” he says. “They are making movies in Hollywood right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every f *** studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they Watching us and using us to make our films. We are creating thousands of jobs, you *** ers. I never want to see it again.
Many industries have been affected by COVID-19, and while film production is now being allowed in many cities with safety restrictions, it was initially halted at the onset of the epidemic.
“No apologies,” Cruz says to Cruise members. “You can tell this to those people who are losing their f *** besieged homes because our industry is shut down. It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s I sleep every night – the future of this f *** ing industry! ”
He continues, “I’ve told you, and now I want this, and if you don’t do that, you’re out. We’re not closing this f *** ing movie down! Does it make sense?” Have you come in? If I see it again, you f *** ing gone. “
After a few minutes, Cruise’s anger gives way to a more calm tone. He reiterates that it is the responsibility of the crew members and not following the protocol will stop the film, forcing people to do their work.
It is not clear on which day the audio was recorded. On Wednesday, London ushered in “Tier 3: Very High Alert”, meaning tedious, shut down pubs and restaurants, closed theaters, and strict restrictions to ban indoor social gatherings.
According to Film London, Tier 3 guidance still allows film and TV shoots to continue. However, there is a list of protocols that presentations should follow, including social disturbances, increased cleanliness of equipment, and keeping the number of attendees to a minimum.
According to Reuters, the production of the seventh “Mission: Impossible” was discontinued in February during filming in Italy. Filming resumed in September and moved to London in December. The film by Paramount Pictures (a division of Viacomcbs) is scheduled to premiere in November 2021.
CBS News has reached out to Paramount Pictures for comment and is awaiting a response.