Tom Cruise breaks ankle, Mission: Impossible 6 production on a halt for three months

Actor Tom Cruise hurt his ankle recently during a stunt on the sets of Mission: Impossible 6, the production of which is now on halt.

hollywood Updated: Aug 17, 2017 11:07 IST
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Filming of Mission: Impossible 6 has been delayed by up to three months after its star Tom Cruise damaged his ankle in a botched stunt, US media reported on August 16, 2017.(AFP)

Production has shut down on Mission: Impossible 6 due to star Tom Cruise’s broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus for up to three months while Cruise makes a full recovery.

Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot.

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TMZ posted a video Sunday that showed a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side and then crawling over the top and running away. After he finished the take, Cruise is seen limping, though he was able to rappel back to the building he jumped from.

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The 55-year-old actor is known for performing many of his own stunts.

The studio says that the film remains on schedule to open on July 27, 2018.

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First Published: Aug 17, 2017 11:07 IST