A furious Tom Cruise berated crew members on the set of Mission: Impossible 7, warning that they'll be "f****** gone" if they're caught breaking COVID-19 protocol.
The Hollywood actor flew into a rage after reportedly spotting two crew members failing to socially distance from one another.
"I don't ever want to see it again, ever!" Cruise is heard yelling in the leaked audio. "And if you don't do it you're fired, if I see you do it again you're f****** gone. And if anyone in this crew does it - that's it, and you too and you too. And you, don't you ever f****** do it again."
Insiders say Cruise was furious at his staff for risking all of his efforts to keep filming going as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the industry.
"They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us!" Cruise said. "Because they believe in us and what we're doing! I'm on the phone with every f****** studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs you motherf******."
The coronavirus pandemic has already caused the latest installment of the film franchise to experience delays. Cruise held crisis talks with the film's director after 12 people tested positive for the virus, causing 150 extras to not shoot their scenes in Italy.
Since returning to the United Kingdom for more filming, the actor has tried to ensure there are no more delays. He even paid over half a million dollars for an old cruise ship for the cast and crew to isolate on.
"That’s it! No apologies," Cruise continued. "You can tell it to the people that are losing their f-ing homes because our industry is shut down. It's not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That's what I sleep with every night. The future of this f****** industry!"
Mission: Impossible 7's release date has been pushed from July 23 to November 19, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.