A source close to the production told The Hollywood Reporter that filming will be stopped for 14 days. It is unclear how many people tested positive for coronavirus.
“We have temporarily halted production on ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” the production told THR in a statement. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”
The diagnosis comes months after star Tom Cruise’s infamous and expletive-filled tirade on-set, in which he reportedly caught two crew members not following COVID-19 safety protocols.
Additionally, the production of the film, which was originally supposed to film back-to-back with its sequel, was famously cautious about filming, with Cruise once even shelling out some of his own cash to put up cast and crew members on cruise ships to avoid exposure to others.
“Mission: Impossible 7” started filming before the pandemic even began and was shut down in February 2020 before resuming months later.
Audio of Cruise’s explosive rant leaked in December after he spotted a pair of crew members standing less than 6.5 feet apart, as was recommended in the U.K. where filming was taking place.
“We are creating thousands of jobs you motherf–kers,” he shouted at the time. “I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever. And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, and I see you do it again, you’re f–king gone.”
In January, it was reported that the actor dropped “huge sums” of money for two robots tasked with making sure cast and crew adhere to COVID-19 safety mandates – as well as having the ability to deliver spot tests to the crew – according to The Sun, citing a source on set with insight on the matter.
Reps for Paramount did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report