Tom Cruise fired firm over Burj Khalifa stunt

Tom Cruise fired firm over Burj Khalifa stunt

29 Jun 2015

The actor's incredible Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol scenes almost didn't happen

We all loved the time when Tom Cruise pulled his famous Burj Khalifa stunt in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but it turns out there was quite a lot of drama behind the scenes. New reports suggest that Tom, who also worked as a producer on the film, fired an insurance company for refusing to cover the dangerous Dubai stunt.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was the fourth instalment in the franchise, featured Tom running around the outside of our famous building on a harness and hanging from its frame. According to Arabian Business, the first insurance company on the film refused to cover the stunt, which led to Tom sacking them! Lucky for us a new insurance joined the film and the stunt went ahead as planned.

David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Production, recently revealed: “On Ghost Protocol, we wanted to hang Tom off the side of a building and we actually couldn’t get insurance, and Tom wanted to fire the insurance company [laughs]. And we did and we got somebody to insure the movie.”

We’re just glad it all went according to plan and that Dubai features in the movie!