The Norwegian government has granted an exception to its strict Corona containment rules to actor Tom Cruise and other members of his Mission Impossible film crew. They and other film crews will be allowed to return to Norway this fall for more production of film and TV series, under certain conditions.
State broadcaster NRK reported that Cruise is thus likely to return to Norway in August to film portions of the next Mission Impossible movie. Scenes are reportedly set to be shot in the scenic Rauma area of Romsdal, known for its high rocky peaks that soar up from the valley floor.
Cruise filmed portions of the last Mission Impossible film on Norway’s famed mountain plateau known as Preikestolen, although that wasn’t made clear in the actual film. Local politicians nonetheless think the new film will draw more international attention to Norway, which in turn has prodded state politicians into granting exemptions to Corona quarantine rules.
Only those films that already have received state film incentive support are covered, and all crew members will still be subject to stringent testing for Covid-19. They’ll all be held at a distance from the Norwegian public, have their temperatures taken daily and have their own health care staff standing by.