Actor Tom Cruise forced to hire heavyweight bodyguards after series of death threats from ex-employee
American actor and producer Tom Cruise has reportedly hired a security team after he and director Christopher McQuarrie received a series of threats from a former employee.
The A-list actor, 60, and the Mission: Impossible filmmaker, 53, acquired the services of the security team after a stunt producer was fired, leading to ” angry demonstrations” and “fears of further reprisals”, reported The Sun. .
A film insider told the outlet: “Tom and Chris are still working on Mission: Impossible 8, mostly in the UK, but things have gotten increasingly nasty with a former crew member and he’s Now it’s about not taking any risks.”
“It’s a bit of art mimicking life, on set it’s about heavy protection and threats and now the same thing is happening behind the cameras.”
According to the outlet, the employee had been tasked with finding filming locations for scenes – including one depicting a train wreck – but his plans were not implemented in the film.
The Top Gun: Maverick frontman “is used to having security teams around him a lot of the time because of his fame,” the insider said, “but for Chris, it’s a very big thing. news”, because “no one takes risks”.
The employee who was fired has filed lawsuits against Cruise, McQuarrie and Paramount Studios, the outlet reported, and made accusations about Russian oligarchs funding Cruise’s work and a related FBI investigation into Paramount over the funding. .
The source noted that while “everything has turned very nasty…those involved in the movies are convinced that everything is fine, he’s just an angry ex-staff member.”