Tom Cruise Suffers Broken Ankle on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Set — What Exactly Happened?
Last week, Tom Cruise was injured while performing a stunt for his new film “Mission: Impossible 6.”
On Wednesday, Paramount revealed that Cruise had broken his ankle. In a statement to "Extra," the movie studio said, "During production on the latest 'Mission: Impossible' film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can't wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”
The movie's director Christopher McQuarrie also explained how Tom suffered the injury. McQuarrie told Empire, “The truth is that the stunt was never designed for Tom to jump from rooftop to rooftop… He was always supposed to slam into the side of the building… What happened is a matter of coordinating what Tom is doing with what the camera is doing, which means you have to do it a number of times. And on the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle.”
Despite the painful injury, Cruise tried to continue the scene. "He knew the instant that he hit the building that his ankle was broken. You can see it on his face… So he got up and powered through the shot, and then he got off-camera and as soon as he knew he was off-camera he went down."