LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Production of the new movie in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has been suspended seven times due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed Monday accusing the film’s insurance company of failing to comply with payments for six of seven costly layoffs.
Filming of the action series starring Tom Cruise has been halted four times in Italy and three times in the United Kingdom between February 2020 and June 2020, according to a lawsuit brought by Paramount Pictures in federal court in California.
The pauses were caused by positive coronavirus tests among cast or crew, or by quarantine or lockdown restrictions imposed in the countries where the thriller was filmed.
The lawsuit accuses Indiana’s Federal Insurance Company, and notes that the company agreed to pay only $5 million for the first suspension of registrations.
Federal Insurance did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Cruz, who is also one of the film’s producers, lost his temper from the movie set for “Mission Impossible 7” in England in December due to a violation of Covid protocol, where he threatened to fire the cast and crew members who did not take the measures seriously. .
(Reporting by Jill Sargent)
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