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Filming on 'MI6' suspended after Tom Cruise breaks ankle

By Karen Butler
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Filming on 'MI6' suspended after Tom Cruise breaks ankle
Tom Cruise arrives on the red carpet at the "The Mummy" fan event on June 6 in New York City. The actor broke his ankle last weekend on the set of "Mission: Impossible 6." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures has confirmed Tom Cruise broke his ankle jumping between two buildings in London while filming a scene for Mission: Impossible 6 last weekend.

"During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt," the studio said in a statement about the 55-year-old actor. "Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can't wait to share the film with everyone next summer."

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"Thank you all for your support and concern. Tom is on the mend and MI6 is on track for 07.27.2018," director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted.

The film co-stars Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin.

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