"Tom and Chris are still working on Mission: Impossible 8, mostly in the U.K., but things have got increasingly unpleasant with a former crew member and now it's a case of taking no chances," a source spilled of the situation. "It's a bit of art imitating life, on set it's all about heavy protection and threats and now the same thing is going on behind the cameras."
"Tom is used to having security teams around him most of the time because of his fame, but for Chris it's a very new thing," the insider continued. "Nobody is taking any chances."
According to the insider, the ordeal has turned" nasty," but the people involved in the film are "confident everything is totally fine."
This is hardly the only thing to go wrong on the set of the action flick. In September, it was reported that production was paused after a flock of sheep invaded production in the Lake District in England.
Despite the disruption, the flick has been filming since July, and it is expected to be released in July 2023.
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In April, the Hollywood legend revealed the title of the latest installment: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
"Hi everyone! Wish I could be there with you — I'm sorry for all the extra noise," Cruise said in the clip, which was reportedly shown at CinemaCon. "As you can see, we are filming the latest installment of Mission: Impossible, and right now, we are over gorgeous Blyde Canyon in stunning South Africa."
The Sun reported on Cruise receiving death threats.