LONDON – A recording has apparently appeared of Tom Cruise delivering an exemplary-led rant to the crew of “Mission: Impossible 7”.
The British newspaper The Sun published the leaked audio on Wednesday, saying it caught the 58-year-old cruise screaming on the set. Although the cause of the explosion is unclear, The Sun’s report addressed two crew members who believed they violated the Kovid-19 protocol during filming near London.
NBC News has not confirmed the audio’s authenticity nor its references, but it has reached Cruz’s representatives, his lawyers and Paramount Pictures.
Both the New York Times and Variety cited unnamed sources close to the film, confirming the recording’s authenticity.
In it, the man identified as Cruise is heard shouting, “If I see you doing it again, you went f — ing. And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it – and You and you too. And you, you never f — do it again. “
Cruise is reprising all of his action roles as Ethan Hunt in the film, and is also a producer. In the audio he appears to explain to the crew that Hollywood is relying on the kind of films that they like to sustain the industry.
According to the audio tape, “We want the gold standard. They are making movies right now in Hollywood, because they believe in us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing.”
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“You can tell this to people who are losing their home — because our industry is closed. It is not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education.”
“Mission: Impossible 7” was one of the first productions to stop due to coronovirus when she quit filming in Venice in February.
In July, Cruise appealed to the Norwegian Prime Minister to shoot parts of the film in Norway under revised quarantine rules. It is scheduled to release in November 2021.
Reuters contributed to this report.