Mission: Impossible Drops A Funny Video About Tom Cruise's Stunt Double Being Bored

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Do you know what the easiest gig in Hollywood has to be? Being Tom Cruise's stunt double. Seriously, the guy does ALL of his own stunts. Even when they involve performing more than 100 skydiving jumps to that director Christopher McQuarrie can capture a brilliant and terrifying mid-air skydive chase scene. To play up that fact, Paramount and Uber created a funny video that shows how Cruise's stunt double passed his days on the set of Mission: Impossible -- Fallout. As you might imagine, it involves a lot of snacking at the craft service table. Check this out:

Where do I sign up to do this? Honestly. Tom? You are busy filming Top Gun: Maverick right now. Need me to hang around in case, for whatever reason, you don't want to climb into your cockpit? I'm your man. Need me to stand in while they block the lighting for your next scene with Goose's son, Miles Teller? I'm a qualified candidate. If you need me to fill in on one of THESE shots, though, I may have to bow out:

The reason Paramount teamed with Uber on this comical video is because the ride-sharing company is sponsoring the live stream of the world premiere of Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming Mission: Impossible -- Fallout, the sixth chapter in the ongoing saga of the unstoppable Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). The cast and crew -- and CinemaBlend! -- will be traveling to Paris next week to attend the premiere and cover the carpet. And now, thanks to Uber, you can follow along in the fun by heading over to YouTube.com/UberWorldwide on July 12 at 12:30 pm EST / 9:30 am PST.

As for Mission: Impossible -- Fallout, we are being told that this mission will be a personal one for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), though we don't yet know what that entails. His love, Michelle Monaghan, is back in the fold, and Ethan's team needs to shoulder a watchdog, played by Henry Cavill. But it's still going to be a backs-to-the-walls thrill ride as Team Hunt hop-skips from Paris to New Zealand and all points in between to stop a new threat to our planet.

Mission: Impossible -- Fallout opens in theaters in RealD 3D and IMAX on July 27. For a complete rundown of every other movie reaching theaters this year, bookmark our 2018 Movie Release Calendar.

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