“Mission: Impossible 7” Stops Filming Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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Mission: Impossible 7 has come to a complete halt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming for the new movie has been stopped due to the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus in Italy. The country currently has 150 people confirmed to be dealing with the affects of the disease.

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“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, and efforts of the local Venetian government to halt public gatherings in response to the threat of coronavirus, we are altering the production plan for our three-week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an extensive production for Mission: Impossible 7,” studio executives said in a statement about the scary situation. “During this hiatus we want to be mindful of the concerns of the crew and are allowing them to return home until production starts. We will continue to monitor this situation, and work alongside health and government officials as it evolves.”

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According to the trade magazine, the movie’s star actor Tom Cruise, who plays the role of IMF agent Ethan Hunt, was not in Italy at the time filming when production came to a stop.

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If all goes well, Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to come out in July of 2021.