Mission: Impossible’s Italy movie shoot delayed by coronavirus

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    Source : The Straits Times

    LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – A planned three-week shoot in Italy for actor Tom Cruise’s new Mission: Impossible film has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, movie studio Paramount Pictures said on Monday (Feb 24).

    Filming was due to have started on Monday in Venice, where the final two days of the lagoon city’s annual Carnival festival was cancelled on Sunday. New coronavirus cases climbed above 220 on Monday as Italy shut down much of its wealthy north to curb the disease’s spread.

    “Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, and efforts of the local Venetian government to halt public gatherings in response to the threat of coronavirus, we are altering the production plan for our three-week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an extensive production for Mission: Impossible 7,” Paramount Pictures, a unit of ViacomCBS, said in a statement.

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