Is Tom Cruise in danger? Actor forced to hire heavyweight bodyguards amid death threats from 'angry ex-staff'

Is Tom Cruise in danger? Actor forced to hire heavyweight bodyguards amid death threats from 'angry ex-staff'
Tom Cruise is currently working on the film 'Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning,' which will be released as a two-part series in 2023 and 2024 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Megastar Tom Cruise is forced to hire a security team after he and 'Mission Impossible' director Christopher McQuarrie received a series of threats from a former employee who was let go from their production, following a bitter feud which led to "angry protest" and "fear of further reprisals," reported The Sun. 

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The A-lister actor, 60, has brought in heavyweight bodyguards and security guards along with the film director, 53, to protect them in case things become more unpleasant than it already is. "Tom and Chris are still working on Mission: Impossible 8, mostly in the UK, but things have got increasingly unpleasant with a former crew member and now it's a case of taking no chances," sources reported. “It’s a bit of art imitating life, on set it’s all about heavy protection and threats and now the same thing is going on behind the cameras." 

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(L-R) Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie attend the Global Premiere of
Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie attend the Global Premiere of 'Top Gun: Maverick' on May 04, 2022, in San Diego, California (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The employee who was fired was assigned to find filming locations for stunts, including a prime train crash scene, however, his plans were not implemented in the film, according to the sources. The production staffer has since launched into a legal dispute with Cruise, McQuarrie, and Paramount Studios. Furthermore, he has even made controversial accusations about Russain Oligarchs financing Cruises' work and a related FBI investigation into Paramount over the financing. The American security service has confirmed an Investigation. 

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The insider spoke about the situation saying, "Nobody is taking any chance." "Tom is used to having security teams around him most of the time because of his fame. But for Chris it’s a very new thing. Nobody is taking any chances,” the insider told the outlet. The insider even confirmed that things have turned very nasty but they are confident things are going to be fine and said the fired production crew member is just angry.

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“It’s all turned very nasty, but those involved in the films are confident everything is totally fine, he’s just an angry ex-staff member.” Nevertheless, Cruise and McQuarrie continue to work on the film, 'Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning', which will be made into a two-part film series and will be due in the theatres to watch in 2023 and 2024 respectively.  

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