Tom Cruise is paying for the cast and crew members of 'Mission: Impossible 7' to live on cruise ships to ensure proper safety of the team members amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Forbes, Cruise has reportedly spent $700,000 of his own money to help production company Truenorth charter two cruise ships from Norway's Hurtigruten company that will house both the cast and crew of "Mission: Impossible 7" while filming.
The cruise ships are a brand new 530-passenger MS Fridtjof Nansen as well as a 490-passenger MS Versteralen, which is expected to be more than enough to provide reasonable accommodations to everyone working on the film.
Production on the seventh installment in the popular spy franchise was about to get underway in February in Italy when restrictions due to the pandemic shut everything down.
Fortunately for "Mission: Impossible" fans, Simon Pegg, who plays Benji Dunn in the movies, revealed to Variety in July that the production was poised to get back to work in September. Now it seems that's actually happening thanks to a generous influx of cash from Cruise.