Masked Tom Cruise tearing up Rome in new shots from 'Mission: Impossible 7' set

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 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Hayley Atwell handcuffed together filming a thrilling chase with cars on the set of the film Mission Impossible 7 in Piazza Venezia, just in front of the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). Rome (Italy), November 29th 2020 Photo Samantha Zucchi /Insidefoto/Sipa USA)
Tom Cruise and actress Hayley Atwell on the Rome set of the film Mission Impossible 7 (Credit: Samantha Zucchi /Insidefoto/Sipa USA)

Tom Cruise is back behind the wheel, and back behind the mask, in new shots from the Mission: Impossible 7 set in Rome.

Cruise's secret agent Ethan Hunt was spinning his wheels yesterday at the city's iconic Piazza Venezia, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

In the scene, he's also seen handcuffed to co-star Hayley Atwell, in her thus-far undisclosed role.

 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Hayley Atwell handcuffed together filming a thrilling chase with cars on the set of the film Mission Impossible 7 in Piazza Venezia, just in front of the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). Rome (Italy), November 29th 2020 Photo Samantha Zucchi /Insidefoto/Sipa USA)
(Credit: Samantha Zucchi /Insidefoto/Sipa USA)

Avengers star Atwell, who director Christopher McQuarrie has called 'a destructive force of nature', also stuck a snap with her 'new driving instructor' on her Instagram page.

Cruise later approached fans – masked up, of course – to pose for some pictures.

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The Rome shoot appears to be pretty action packed, with the crew having been in the city for more than week now, suggesting the stunt scenes will be pretty involved and heavily choreographed.

 Actor Tom Cruise talking and making selfie with his fans during a pause on the set of the film Mission Impossible 7 in Piazza Venezia, just in front of the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). Rome (Italy), November 29th 2020 Photo Samantha Zucchi /Insidefoto/Sipa USA)
(Credit: Samantha Zucchi /Insidefoto/Sipa USA)

Cruise was spied in another slightly less high-performance motor filming scenes last week – a classic yellow Fiat 500.

McQuarrie's movie returned to Italy in October, after becoming one of the first major movies to call a halt to filming in March, due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Actor Tom Cruise and actress Hayley Atwell in a Fiat yellow 500 driven by a stuntman, during a an action scene on the set of the film Mission Impossible 7 at Spagna square, just under the Spanish steps. Rome (Italy), November 22nd 2020 (Photo by Samantha Zucchi/Insidefoto/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Tom Cruise and actress Hayley Atwell in a Fiat yellow 500 (Credit: Samantha Zucchi/Insidefoto/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

The movie's shoot in Venice was curtailed, as the entire Veneto and Lombardy regions became some of the first in Europe to be locked down, an unprecedented move at the time.

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Filming then resumed in Norway in early October, with Cruise performing a death-defying motorbike stunt.

The movie, originally set for release in November, 2021, will now on 4 November, 2022.

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