“Mission: Impossible” is coming close to living up to its name.
Sources working on the seventh and latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise are complaining that star Tom Cruise is continuing to be a “nightmare,” the UK’s Sun reported on Saturday.
“A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can,” one insider told the outlet.
“But Tom is completely obsessed with finishing and nothing will stop him,” the insider added.
“He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare.”
Cruise is not the only issue, the outlet reported after production moved out of the UK and on to the United Arab Emirates.
Crew are worried when they’ll ever get to go home, given that direct flights between the Middle East and the UK are now being banned.
Even after a return flight home, under current “red list” restrictions all travelers from the UAE to the UK will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
“Now many of the production team, especially the more junior staff who aren’t on big salaries, are up in arms and just want to go home,” the Sun reported.
The insider told the outlet, “this is starting to feel like a real nightmare of a production — and of course, a lot of that is totally unavoidable.
“But the hope was that after the pre-Christmas rows and delays, filming out in the UAE would give the crew more freedom to make headway without holdups.
“It feels like everything is against us at the moment and morale is really down,” the insider added.
The blockbuster has been hit with serious delays — including due to COVID-19 lockdowns — since production began back in 2019.
Recent reports have also detailed the star’s understandable hyper-insistence on COVID-19 safety protocols.