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Mission: Impossible 6 production put on hold after Tom Cruise breaks ankle during stunt

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Aug 16, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT (Updated)

As we reported earlier, Tom Cruise, was injured attempting a stunt on the London set of Mission: Impossible 6 this past Sunday. Now production on the sequel has been put on hold as the extent of the actor's injuries comes to light.

In a statement to SYFY WIRE, Paramount 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."

A video of the stunt posted on TMZ shows the actor flying from one building, only to come up short and smack into a neighboring building. As the 55-year-old actor gets up, he can be seen limping.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise’s injury could push director Christopher McQuarrie’s production back “by as much as nine weeks.” With Cruise out of commission, producers are reportedly now hoping to resume shooting in October, with the goal of wrapping up by Christmas.

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