They are back filming Mission Impossible 7 in Italy after having to take a break and then move to Norway amid the coronavirus pandemic.
And Tom Cruise worked hard when he shot some very dramatic action scenes with his co-star Hayley Atwell at Via dei Fori Romani in Rome on Saturday.
The Hollywood legend, 58, cut a dapper figure as he transformed into his character Ethan Hunt wearing a gray waistcoat and white shirt.
At work: Tom Cruise cut a dapper figure as he transformed into character Ethan Hunt by wearing a gray vest while filming Mission Impossible 7 in Rome on Saturday
Tom completed his stylish ensemble with matching pants and a patterned tie while making sure to don a face mask between takes.
During filming, the star was seen acting in a black car alongside Hayley and leaning towards her as they turned around the corners.
Hayley sat behind the wheel, with Tom standing on the dash for part of the shoot, and put on an animated screen as they moved down the road.
Although in the driver’s seat, the vehicle was controlled by a stuntman who could be seen sitting in the back like Tom, who is known to do his own stunts, and Agent Carter star, 38, was acting.
In action: The Hollywood star was seen leaning over her co-star Hayley Atwell as she drove down the road in a black car
Filming is said to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the current coronavirus health crisis.
In October, Tom had crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Health chiefs are said to have traced the contacts of those who tested positive after filming was suspended, strongly hoping it was an isolated case.
It seemed like another big blow to the action movie franchise after filming was suspended earlier this year during Europe’s first wave of coronavirus when cases rose sharply in Italy.
Dramatic: Hayley featured an animated display as she sat behind the wheel
Warning: Tom looked shocked as they shot the scene, making sure to work from all angles for the cameras attached to the hood
In Control: A stuntman was seen controlling the car from the back seat
The actor and director, who worked together on the previous Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher films, were chatting at their luxury base in the city, days after finding out about the situation, but filming has now been completed. allowed to continue with the restart of production in recent weeks.
In October, The Sun reported that 150 extras for the film had been told they were not to come and shoot scenes that were on the evening’s filming schedule.
While no official reason was given for the sudden move, it was claimed that a coronavirus test came back positive from production, so filming was to be temporarily suspended.
In the character: Tom was shown a handcuff, which he also saw wearing while filming in Rome on Friday, around his wrist as he waved to the crowd
A source speaking to the publication said: ‘There are around 150 extras involved in the shoot and on Thursday night they were all told not to show up for work and they would be notified when they would be allowed to come back on the tray.
“ No official reason has been given, but there are concerns that this is due to COVID and this will be the second time that production has been affected due to the virus. ”
Crew also urged members of the public to stay socially distant from each other while waiting to see the stars, while Tom and director Christopher have also reportedly made the request.
TBEN then contacted Paramount Pictures and representatives for Tom Cruise for comment.
Coming up: Mission Impossible 7 is due out next November after filming was delayed amid the pandemic (photo of Tom and Hayley in the car on Saturday)
Quick break: Tom seemed in a good mood as he worked on the set of more footage
High tech: the car was covered with equipment and cameras for filming
Earlier this year, filming for the upcoming action film was halted in Italy after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.
The crew and cast headed to Norway to film instead, before returning to the Italian capital to continue with scenes once it was safe to do so.
It was reported this summer that Hollywood legend Tom hired a £ 500,000 ship for the film’s crew in Norway to avoid any delays related to the coronavirus.
Filming had already been delayed by several months after the spread of COVID-19 across Italy, where production was based in March, causing the release date to be pushed back to November 2021.
Frustrating: Filming has already been delayed for several months after the spread of COVID-19 across Italy, where production was based in March, leading the release to be postponed
“They are terrified of further delays. Tom is determined to see no further delay. The studio believes it will keep everyone safe and that this shoot will be over, ” a source told The Sun earlier this summer.
It was recently claimed that Tom was ‘exempt from Norway’s quarantine rules’ as he resumed filming in the Scandinavian country.
The media personality revealed how ‘excited’ he was to start filming the franchise’s latest installment during a phone call with Norwegian Culture Minister Abid Raja.
Mission Impossible 7 will be released on November 19, 2021.
Delays: In October, it was reported that 150 extras were told they were not to come and shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule (Tom and his co-star Hayley pictured in October)