Superstar Tom Cruise is in Rome for the filming of “Mission: Impossible 7,” the seventh installment of the famous action spy series, where Cruise plays the role of Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force.
Cruise and co-star Hayley Atwell were spotted filming on the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, the long boulevard that cuts across the Imperial Fora area, the monumental public squares of ancient Rome, between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum.
“The scene revolved around a car chase with a black BMW M5 and several Italian ‘polizia’ (police) cars, in addition to a motorcycle and a special forces police truck,” reports Euronews.
Cruise waved at cameras and was smiling.
According to ANSA, shooting will take place in different parts of Rome's historic center, including the area around Castel Sant’Angelo and Rione Monti.
“This is a very big economic and organizational commitment, while adopting scrupulous measures to prevent the spread of the virus, with daily tests for the entire crew and cast, and the disinfection of sets and equipment,” said Rome city council, who also stressed how “major international productions are continuing to choose Rome,” with 596 requests to the cinema office between June and August, up from 583 in the same period last year.
“Mission: Impossible 7,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is scheduled to be released in November 2021 by Paramount Pictures.