Tom Cruise broke his ankle during accident on 'Mission: Impossible' set

Jenna Warner
August 17, 2017

Despite the setback, he insisted that the film is on track to make its July 2018 release date.

Recent reports reveal that 55-year-old Tom Cruise was injured in a recent stunt move for "Mission: Impossible 6".

Tom Cruise is known for performing his stunts himself in his films.

Variety reported Wednesday that Cruise may have broken an ankle and hurt his hip.

Media reports in the USA today confirmed filming on the movie will stop for up to nine weeks while Cruise recovers.

Cruise is admired in the industry for his adventurous attitude to filmmaking, which over the years has involved some hair-raising moments on set. In fact, sources close to production claim that the movie will feature some of Cruise's best stunts to date, which is saying a lot consider his action-packed film credits. "Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can't wait to share the film with everyone next summer".

TMZ was the first media outlet to break the news, securing photos of Cruise leaping between buildings and apparently suffering a bad landing during one of the takes.

Along with Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson will both reprise their roles as Alan Hunley and Isla Faust from Rogue Nation, with Henry Cavill also signed on in an unspecified role. Cruise pushes himself to the platform and stands up however he is seen limping as he goes back to the starting point with the help of the film's stunt crew.

Representatives for Cruise have not returned CNN's request for further comment. The only other film on Cruise's schedule is a sequel to his breakthrough hit "Top Gun" called "Top Gun: Maverick", which is slated for a 2019 release and is now in early preproduction. Also, when you look at what was posted on the internet, you can see Tom do the same stunt multiple times. In the meantime and in order to give the best to the fans, the production of "Mission: Impossible 6" has been delayed for four months.

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