Tom Cruise Leaps to Building, Doesn't Quite Make It

Video shows him limping, but whether he was injured is unclear
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 13, 2017 1:54 PM CDT
A still from the video obtained by TMZ.   (TMZ)

(Newser) – A video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ. It captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side, and then crawling over the top and running away. As TMZ puts it, Cruise hit the building "pretty hard" and is seen limping, though the AP notes he was able to rappel back to the building he jumped from.

The extent of Cruise's injuries isn't known. Neither Cruise's representatives nor Paramount Pictures returned messages for comment. The 55-year-old actor is well known for performing many of his own stunts. Variety points out he filmed 64 takes of a plane crash scene for (the widely panned) The Mummy—while in zero gravity. The sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise is currently shooting in London. It's scheduled for release in July 2018. (Read more Tom Cruise stories.)

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