Tom Cruise Injury Delays Latest 'Mission: Impossible' Filming

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USA actor Tom Cruise has had to postpone taking part in a stunt planned atop Norway's famed rocky plateau Preikestolen, after he broke his ankle while working on the latest Mission Impossible film.

The stunt itself took place at Blackfriars in central London, with Cruise reportedly expected to return home to the United States for treatment.

Deadline has word on the Mission Impossible 6 production delay after the Tom Cruise injury, which is expected to be out of commission for a minimum of nine weeks.

Cruise's co-stars in summer blockbuster The Mummy revealed earlier this year the actor is not just single-minded when it comes to do doing his own stunts, but cajoles his fellow cast members to get involved too. Cruise was jumping from one building to another when he miscalculated the jump and climbed quickly up to the roof of the building.

The 55-year-old actor has reportedly broken two bones in his ankle after slamming into the side of a building on set in London last weekend.

Production on the latest action thriller sequel has been shut down after Cruise sustained an injury while performing a stunt in London on Sunday.

"And on the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle".

Fans are looking forward to seeing the next installment in the "Mission Impossible" series and hope that Cruise has not been injured too badly.

Production is due to end on M:I 6 in the Autumn, with Cruise then beginning work on Top Gun 2 for a July 2019 release. Unfortunately, Cruise fell short on the jump and had to catch himself on the building's edge.

Paramount plans to release "Mission: Impossible 6" on July 27, 2018. The filmmakers have no choice but to postpone the filming and the release of the film, "notes the source of the newspaper".

The film is the sixth in the Mission: Impossible franchise, directed by Christopher McQuarrie; it also stars Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin.

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