Tom Cruise appears injured after Mission: Impossible 6 stunt
Mission: Impossible 6 star Tom Cruise limped away following what appears to be a stunt gone wrong.
TMZ posted video of the action, where the 55-year-old actor was wired to an overhead rig while performing a building-to-building jump Sunday in London. Cruise comes short of making it to the other rooftop, though, and his body slams into the building, all the while still securely attached to his safety harness. Cruise then pulls himself up the side of the building, attempting to continue the action, but he quickly stops as he limps a few steps, momentarily dropping to his knees next to the camera crew.
After Cruise stands, hobbling a few more steps, he eventually is pulled back to the first building via his safety wires, where he walks away, escorted by the crew.
The extent of his injuries is not yet known; reps for Cruise and Paramount Pictures did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
Cruise often performs many of his own stunts, stunning audiences as he scaled the surface of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa for Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, or getting tossed around while filming inside a zero gravity plane for Universal’s The Mummy, and before that performing an action sequence where he dangles from the outside of a plane as it taxis and takes off in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Cruise returns as agent Ethan Hunt for M:I 6, slated for release on July 27, 2018. Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, M:I — Rogue Nation) is directing from his own script, and the movie also stars Henry Cavill, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Michelle Monaghan.
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