Filming for Mission: Impossible 6 has been halted after lead actor, Tom Cruise, broke his ankle while attempting a stunt where he leapt between two buildings.
The injury occured during filming in London over the weekend. Footage showed the 55-year-old attempting the jump and crashing into a wall, and later seen limping off the set.
Paramount Pictures confirmed that the production has been paused.
A statement from the production company said: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt.
“Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open 27 July 2018.
“Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”
The news comes after a female stunt driver died while performing a stunt on the movie set of “Deadpool 2” same weekend.
Cruise is well-known for performing his own stunts, which is rare for an A-list actor.
Stunts performed by Cruise for the latest film include driving a motorbike into a car in Paris, and parachuting in Oxfordshire.
Some breathtaking stunts by Tom Cruise in recent times include:
- Filming in zero-gravity for the aeroplane crash scene in The Mummy
- Clinging to the side of a taxiing plane in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
- Climbing Dubai’s Burj Khalifa building in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol