Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible gets special permission to shoot in Norway this autumn.
According to the Norwegian minister, the government will make an exception for Tom Cruise and his crew to shoot parts of a new Mission: Impossible film in Norway without imposing quarantine requirements.
“It (the filming) will be carried out under a comprehensive infection (prevention) regime,” Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Bollestad told a news conference on Friday.
“The participants will be separated from others during their stay in Norway, and that means that not everyone will get to see these heartthrobs,” she added.
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The production crew must have COVID-19 tests before and after arrival in Norway and have medical personnel and a mobile test lab on hand.
Production of the seventh and eighth installments of Paramount Pictures’ action movie franchise was halted in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Norwegian media, Tom Cruise has personally appealed to Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Culture Minister Abid Raja to allow filming, which has been interrupted by the virus outbreak in Italy.
In a video call with Cruise confirmed by Raja’s office, the minister said, “We are so much looking forward to have you back.”
Cruise replied, “Oh man, me too. I cannot wait.”
He added, “I love the people, the culture, the views, your fjords, mountains, every part of Norway. It’s a gorgeous country”.
The seventh movie is currently scheduled for release in November 2021 and the eighth in November 2022.
The 58-year-old Cruise will be reprising his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in both movies with Christopher McQuarrie returning as director.