You’re strapped to the outside of a flying jetliner, thousands of feet above ground. What would be going through your head? “The lighting, the angle, how’s the shot,” said Tom Cruise of his latest hair-raising stunt in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.”
“Plus, you want to live through it.”
In Vienna for the world premiere, Cruise and other actors talked about the fifth movie in the series.
Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson appears to be a baddie, then Ethan Hunt’s ally. She called the filming “exhausting, exhilarating and … intoxicating.”
Simon Pegg plays Hunt sidekick Benji Dunn. “When I’m on Mission Impossible, I don’t want to be doing anything else,” he said.
Cruise smiled when asked if he is close to the limit with his stunts. “I’ve always done that, pushing myself,” he said.
Jolie to direct another movie
Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix to direct an adaptation of “First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.” The film is based on Loung Ung’s memoir of her experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime. It’s expected to be available in late 2016. Jolie co-adapted the script with Ung. The actress and director said the memoir deepened her understanding of how children experience war. It also reinforced her connection to Cambodia, where her son Maddox was born. Jolie recently directed the Louis Zamperini biopic “Unbroken” and is in postproduction on the drama “By the Sea,” in which she acts alongside her husband, Brad Pitt.
Severed: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan after a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. The company deleted most references to Hogan on its website and issued a statement Friday saying it had terminated its contract with him. WWE issued a statement saying it is “committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”
Liberated: Chris Brown finally left the Philippines late Friday. The 26-year-old R&B artist performed at a packed concert in Manila on Tuesday, then wasn’t able to leave because a fraud complaint was filed against him and a promoter for a canceled concert last New Year’s Eve. In a series of social media postings during the delay, most of them since deleted, he expressed frustration over being stranded. Late Friday afternoon, Brown was able to obtain the certificate permitting him to leave.