Tom Cruise is in hot water yet again amid claims that his film crew for the upcoming Mission Impossible installment is furious by the abrupt change to switch filming locations from the U.K. to the Middle East.
Sources claim that many people who’ve been working on the motion picture since 2019 are upset about the move as they hadn’t been informed on when they’ll get to return home, having already spent several months away from their loved ones due to the strict traveling regulations.
The latest flick by Cruise was supposed to have wrapped production a year ago, but several delays with production have now pushed its release date to November 2021.
According to The Sun, the Hollywood star’s film crew are concerned about their stay in the UAE following the news that all direct flights had been banned to and from the U.K. starting this weekend.
The UAE has also added the U.K. to their “red list,” which consequently means that Cruise’s team would have had to self-isolate for 10 days, while hotel quarantines are also said to be coming into force in the coming weeks.
“Sadly that has come at a price after the UK shut its borders, and now many of the production team – especially the more junior staff who aren’t on big salaries – are up in arms and just want to go home,” a source told The Sun.
One crew member told the publication that Cruise is determined to finish the film under any circumstances — even if it meant increasing production costs by moving the film crew to another country just so that they wrap the movie in time.
“It feels like everything is against us at the moment and morale is really down. A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can."
“But Tom is completely obsessed with finishing and nothing will stop him. He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare.”
It’s also been revealed that the film crew has been shooting two movies back to back. Mission Impossible 7, which is to enter theaters in November, is being filmed at the same time as the eighth installment, out November 2022.
Back in December, Cruise flew into a rage after seeing two of his crew members standing too close to one another at a computer screen, leading him to unleash a swear-filled rant on his team for failing to follow COVID regulations on set.
“If I see you do it again, you’re f***ing 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***ing do it again.”
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down.”