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Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell handcuffed on Mission: Impossible 7 set

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 11/24/2020 Andrew Bullock For Mailonline
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Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell were seen shooting tense scenes in Rome while handcuffed together on Tuesday.

The Hollywood actor, 58, and Agent Carter star, 38, looked smart in executive attire as they took part in the sequence for Mission: Impossible 7.

They have been busy completing filming in Italy, after being forced to pause production amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell posing for the camera: Lights, Handcuffs, Action! Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell were seen shooting tense scenes in Rome while handcuffed together on Tuesday © Provided by Daily Mail Lights, Handcuffs, Action! Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell were seen shooting tense scenes in Rome while handcuffed together on Tuesday

Tom transformed into Ethan Hunt by wearing a grey waistcoat with matching suit trousers, a white shirt and a silk tie.

Hayley, meanwhile, put on a stylish display in a white button-up shirt that she tucked into a pair of black pinstripe trousers. 

She boosted her height in a pair of black heels, and she brushed her brunette locks into a sleek, straight style for the scenes.

After rehearsing the scene, Tom and Hayley removed their masks and talked animatedly while in character, before the actor bundled the Captain America star into a car for them to make a quick escape. 

Hayley Atwell et al. sitting around a car: Sequel: The Hollywood actor, 58, and Agent Carter star, 38, looked smart in executive attire as they took part in the sequence for Mission: Impossible 7

Sequel: The Hollywood actor, 58, and Agent Carter star, 38, looked smart in executive attire as they took part in the sequence for Mission: Impossible 7
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The shoot is understood to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.

In October, Tom held crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. 

Health chiefs were said to be tracing the contacts of those who tested positive after filming was suspended, dashing hopes it was an isolated case.


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It appeared to be yet another blow for the action movie franchise after filming was suspended earlier this year during the first European wave of coronavirus when cases rose sharply in Italy. 

Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell standing in front of a crowd © Provided by Daily Mail Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell standing next to a person in a suit and tie © Provided by Daily Mail

The actor and the director, who worked together on previous Mission Impossible movies and Jack Reacher, were deep in conversation at their luxury base in the city, days after the situation came to light, but filming has now been allowed to continue with production restarting in recent weeks.

In October, The Sun reported 150 extras for the film were informed they were not to come in to shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule for the evening.

While no official reason was given for the sudden decision, it was claimed a coronavirus test had come back positive from the production so filming needed to be suspended temporarily. 

a group of people standing in front of a car: Nearly there: The shoot is understood to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis © Provided by Daily Mail Nearly there: The shoot is understood to be nearing completion after a turbulent filming schedule caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis

A source speaking to the publication claimed: 'There are about 150 extras involved in the filming and late on Thursday they were all told not to turn up for work and they would be notified when they would be allowed back on set. 

'No official reason has been given but it's feared it's down to COVID and this will be the second time the production has been hit because of the virus.' 

Crew also urged members of the public to remain socially distanced from one another as they waited to see the stars, while Tom and director Christopher are also said to have made the request. 

MailOnline contacted Paramount Pictures and Tom Cruise's representatives for comment at the time.

a boat in the water with a city in the background: Frustrating: Filming was already delayed for months after COVID-19 spread across Italy, where production had been based in March, leading the release to be pushed back © Provided by Daily Mail Frustrating: Filming was already delayed for months after COVID-19 spread across Italy, where production had been based in March, leading the release to be pushed back

Earlier this year, filming for the upcoming action movie was halted in Italy after cases of novel coronavirus rose sharply.

The crew and actors 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 coronavirus-related delays. 

The filming had already been delayed for months after COVID-19 spread across Italy, where production had been based in March, leading the release date to be pushed back to November 2021. 'They are terrified of further delays. Tom is determined not to see any more hold-ups.

Delays: The film is scheduled for released on November 19 2021 © Provided by Daily Mail Delays: The film is scheduled for released on November 19 2021

The studio believes it will keep everyone safe and get this shoot wrapped up', a source told The Sun earlier this summer.

It was recently claimed that Tom was 'exempt from Norway's quarantine rules' as he restarted filming in the Scandinavian country.   

The media personality revealed how 'excited' he was to start shooting the latest instalment of the franchise in a phone call with Norway's Minister of Culture Abid Raja. 

Mission Impossible 7 will be released on November 19, 2021. 

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