'Mission: Impossible 7' set shut down again due to COVID

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Filming in Britain on the latest "Mission: Impossible" movie has been shut down for two weeks after some people working on it tested positive for COVID-19.

Paramount Pictures did not say who or how many people had tested positive.

"We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation," the movie studio said in a statement.

The Sun newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said 14 members of the production tested positive after shooting a nightclub scene, and that Cruise, like other people working on the set, would have to self-isolate for 14 days.

"Mission: Impossible" is one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood.

The seventh film in the series was one of the first movies to shut down production because of the pandemic when it abandoned filming in Venice, Italy in February 2020.

Shooting resumed last year in countries including Norway, Italy and Britain.

The film is due to be released in May 2022.

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