Tom Cruise reportedly heard lambasting movie crew over Covid guidelines

Actor Tom Cruise on the set of the film “Mission Impossible 7” in the Piazza Venezia in Rome on November 29, 2020.

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LONDON – A shot was made of Tom Cruise berating members of a film crew for failing to follow Covid’s rules of social distancing on the set of his latest film, Mission: Impossible 7.

The recording, received by UK tabloid The Sun, includes audio, allegedly by Cruise, yelling at crew members he believed to have violated the correct protocols.

In its report, first published Tuesday, The Sun said the tirade baffled crew members but did not identify any sources that were present at the time of the recording or the time the recording was made. The New York Times has two sources to confirm the authenticity of the recording. NBC News has not yet reviewed the taping and has received no response from Cruise’s agent, attorney and Paramount Pictures for comment.

In the recording, a man identified as Cruise by the newspaper can be heard shouting, “If I see you do it again, you’ll be gone.”

“And if anyone on this crew does it, it is – and so do you, and so do you. And you, never do it again,” the person continues during more than three minutes of recording.

According to The Sun, Cruise was strict in enforcing security measures on the set of the film, which is currently being shot in the UK.

During the recording, an angry man, allegedly Cruise, is heard warning the crew that if the rules are not followed, production could be halted, threatening livelihoods. The shooting of “Mission: Impossible 7” was postponed in October when 12 people on the set in Italy tested positive for coronavirus. Production resumed a week later and returned to the UK two weeks ago.

– CNBC’s Sarah Whitten contributed to this story.

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