Tom Cruise won’t be jumping up and down on a couch or a set for six weeks, according to Hollywood Life, which called his stunt-induced ankle injury “a pretty nasty break.”
Incurred during a rooftop jump on the London set of “Mission: Impossible 6,” the broken ankle is said to be in a cast.
The 55-year-old star “has been ordered to stay off his ankle,” Hollywood Life said. “But for an ever-active guy like Tom, that’s easier said than done! According to our insider, the A-lister is doing his best to stay positive as his bones heal.”
The unnamed source further said: “Tom, being Tom, is putting on a brave face, and wants to get back to work, which obviously is out of the question. He’s been ordered to rest up, not put any weight on the ankle, and keep his leg elevated when possible.
“Tom is the worst person ever when it comes to relaxing and doing nothing, though. He’s always on the move, so it’s going to be a nightmare for him to be immobile for weeks. But he’s been warned by the doctor to avoid any activities, or risk further damage to his ankle.”
Paramount said in a statement quoted by The Hollywood Reporter that “Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer,” which is on schedule to open July 27, 2018.
A source told THR that production would be delayed by eight to nine weeks.
“The accident, which took place on the roof of Baynard House, an office block in the Blackfriars district of London, occurred Saturday. Sources say this was day 88 of the … shoot, which was due to carry on for another two months and into October,” THR said.