Tom Cruise Injury Shuts Down ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ for Up to 8 Weeks

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

Last Updated: August 16, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

Tom Cruise‘s recent injury over the weekend has shut down production of “Mission: Impossible 6,” the studio announced Wednesday.

The star broke his ankle while performing the stunt on the London set of the film, the studio said in a statement adding that “the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018.”

The injury has forced producers to delay the production for an undetermined period, with the studio prepping multiple contingency plans depending on how quickly the star gets the go-ahead from his doctors to resume shooting, an individual with knowledge of the production said.

The studio also said, “Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”

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.

Filming started in Paris in early April and had been 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 preproduction.

“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 currently slated for release on July 27, 2018.

Variety first reported the news of the production delay.