A BMW owned by Tom Cruise’s bodyguard has been stolen while filming Mission: Impossible 7 in Birmingham.
The actor has been filming around the UK for the next instalment in the franchise, shooting scenes in Birmingham Grand Central shopping centre with co-star Hayley Atwell.
According to The Sun, the vehicle was stolen from outside the Grand Hotel and had “thousands of pounds worth” of Cruise’s luggage inside.
West Midlands Police said a BMW X7 was stolen from Church Street on Tuesday (August 24) and recovered a “short time later” in Smethwick about three miles away – although the items inside were missing. CCTV is being examined as inquiries continue.
A stunt in Mission: Impossible 7 has been described as the most “dangerous” yet, seeing Cruise jump a motorbike off a cliff into a valley in Norway. In preparation, the actor had 500 skydiving sessions and performed 13,000 motorbike jumps over the course of a year.
Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct the seventh instalment, following his previous efforts on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Along with Cruise, the film sees Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson reprise their roles. Newcomers include Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Rob Delaney and Esai Morales.
Mission: Impossible 7 was originally scheduled to release in November last year, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic to May 27, 2022.