Tom Cruise lost it on the U.K. set of Mission: Impossible 7, after spotting some of the crew members ignoring social distance guidelines.
In audio posted Tuesday by British tabloid The Sun, Cruise went on an expletive-filled tirade when he saw two people standing close together near a computer screen. The actor and producer railed at the crew members, saying they were putting jobs in jeopardy by violating coronavirus protocols.
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing… We are creating thousands of jobs, you mother—-s. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!” Cruise vented.
He then reminded the crew that others in the movie industry are not as lucky to be working during the pandemic.
“You can tell it to the people who are losing their f—ing homes because our industry is shut down. It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s what I sleep with every night – the future of this f—ing industry!” he continued.
Cruise told the crew to get with the program — or get out.
“We are not shutting this f—ing movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f—ing gone.”
A source told The Sun Cruise is doing everything he can to keep the production on track. “Tom has taken it upon himself, along with the health and safety department, to try to force the safety precautions, with a view to keeping the film running,” the source said.
According to Variety, Mission Impossible:7 stalled earlier this fall due to COVID-related issues, including 12 people on set in Italy who tested positive for the virus.
The film is set for release in November 2021.