Tom Cruise injury shuts down ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ for up to 8 weeks


Tom Cruise's recent injury over the weekend has shut down production of "Mission: Impossible 6," according to an individual with knowledge of the production.

A stunt gone wrong on the London set of "Mission: Impossible 6" left its star, Tom Cruise, struggling to walk on an injured right leg.

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US actor Tom Cruise waves as he attends a press conference for his latest movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' in Tokyo on June 27, 2014. Cruise is here to promote the science fiction film, adapted from the novel 'All You Need Is Kill' written by Japanese novelist Hiroshi Sakurazaka. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created as a still grab taken from video.) Tom Cruise sighted signing autographs on August 28, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Kai Danneberg/GC Images)
US actor Tom Cruise smiles as he attends a press conference for his latest movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' in Tokyo on June 27, 2014. Cruise is here to promote the science fiction film, adapted from the novel 'All You Need Is Kill' written by Japanese novelist Hiroshi Sakurazaka. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
OSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 26: Tom Cruise attends the promotional event for 'Edge of Tomorrow' at the Dotonbori Riverside on June 26, 2014 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 31: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Tom Cruise watches the racing as he attends Ladies Day of Glorious Goodwood at Goodwood Racecourse on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES: US actor Tom Cruise (R) waves to fans as he arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of new film 'The Others' which he executive produced with Paula Wagner (L), in West Hollywood, CA, 07 August 2001. The film stars Cruise's estranged wife Nicole Kidman. AFP PHOTO/ Lucy Nicholson (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Tom Cruise looks on as he takes a break from filming a scene in the movie 'Mission Impossible 5' on September 25, 2014, in the Kasbah of the Udayas near the Moroccan capital Rabat. The filming in Morocco of Hollywood action movie 'Mission Impossible 5' is to close off a section of a main highway for two weeks, the highways authority and local media said. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Actor Tom Cruise holds his Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Drama for his role in 'Magnolia' at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA 23 January, 2000. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Vince BUCCI/mn (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY - JUNE 01: AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN AND ACTOR HUSBAND TOM CRUISE OUT IN SYDNEY. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

Tom is all the way on the left in the bottom row. Were you able to spot him?

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During the stunt, which was caught on a video released by TMZ, Cruise jumped from rigging set up on the top of one building onto the rooftop of another. Unfortunately, Cruise fell short on the jump and had to catch himself on the building's edge. After pulling himself up, he tried to continue the take by running to his next mark, but he couldn't put weight on his right leg and quickly fell to his knees. Stunt assistants came to Cruise's aid as he limped off.

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Sarah Jessica Parker films a scene for 'Divorce' at Washington Square Park on June 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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Headhunter lean.. with full grenade belt. While shooting this running scene all day, one of our producers said "Rock you're running like Tom Cruise in his movies".. I said stop the music right there. Nope. Cruise runs like 6 o'clock. Straight up and down, arms tight to the body like an offensive player running for the end zone. This is the run of a defensive headhunter. Forward lean, stride long, arms open and pumping. Intense eyes fixated on the target 🎯which my warrior ancestors lovingly referred to as your head. This running form is also called, "get me the fuck outta here because there's a genetically modified 50 TON BEAST that's trying to eat me and all I wanted to do is just want to go home and have tequila and waffles". #HeadhunterLean #FightOrFlight #IDontTasteLikeChicken #RAMPAGE
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Dropped by X-Mansion. Looked closely for Beast's lawn bombs before taking well deserved nap.
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Awesome being in a movie with the Legendary Christopher Plummer! Would have been Awesomer if we had a scene or 2 or 3 together. Oh well... Next time!
The face of a mother desperate to change fate. @somewherebetweenabc coming this month!
Jennifer Lopez hit the streets of NYC to film a scene for 'Shades of Blue.' (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Ray Liotta shows off a rough cut during a scene in "Shades of Blue." (Getty)

 Adam DeVine and Rebel Wilson get cozy on the set of "Isn't It Romantic" in New York City. 

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"Mission: Impossible 6" is written, directed, and co-produced by Christopher McQuarrie, who has worked with Cruise on four previous films including "Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation" in 2015. The film is slated to be released by Paramount on July 27, 2018.Representatives for Cruise and Paramount Pictures, the studio producing the film, did not respond to TheWrap's request for comment on the extent of Cruise's injuries. Filming started in Paris in early April and is slated to continue at least through the end of September. 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 currently in early pre-production.

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