Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Tom Cruise breaks ankle during 'Mission: Impossible 6' stunt mishap

Tom Cruise breaks ankle during 'Mission: Impossible 6' stunt mishap

The 55-year-old actor broke his ankle attempting a stunt on the London set of "Mission: Impossible 6", and production is now on hiatus, according to a statement from Paramount Pictures. He fell short and hit a wall, before climbing up onto the building and hobbling away. And while the injury happened on day 88 of production, it will continue filming for at least two months after resuming. Cruise, in typical Cruise form, sat after his injury with an icepack around his ankle and rewatched the take where he broke it, saying, "That's a pretty cool shot!" The statement acknowledges Cruise's accident and says that production has gone on hiatus, but the studio claims that the movie will still meet its release date next July without any delays.

Tom Cruise at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.

The Hollywood Reporter states Mission: Impossible 6 is still scheduled to be released on July 27, 2018, despite a source telling the site production will be delayed by eight to nine weeks.

"Thank you all for your support and concern". He performed the stunt again but this time, he was not able to latch on to the other building.

In Mission: Impossible 6 crews stars opposite returning stars Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris, as well as newcomers Henry Cavill and Angela Bassett.

M:I 6 is due for release in the summer of 2018. A potential delay of two to three months will push Christopher McQuarrie's sequel back toward December, though we're pleased to note that the midsummer launch date is still in place. He clambered around the outside of the world's tallest building in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and clung to the outside of a cargo plane in the most recent film in the franchise, Rogue Nation.

Cruise is admired in the industry for his adventurous attitude to filmmaking, which over the years has involved some hair-raising moments on set.

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