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It’s mission possible as KZN takes centre stage in Tom Cruise movie shoot

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KwaZulu-Natal scenery will form the backdrop for Tom Cruise’s latest movie and the Top Gun star’s presence reinforces the province’s reputation as an ideal location for international movie makers.

Tom Cruise. Picture: REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme.

“LIGHTS, Camera, Action!” KwaZulu-Natal scenery will form the backdrop for Tom Cruise’s latest movie and the Top Gun star’s presence reinforces the province’s reputation as an ideal location for international movie makers.

When Cruise’s chopper raised dust as it landed in Ladysmith earlier this week, it signalled tourism’s return to normal after a long lockdown lull.

Cruise is in South Africa filming for the next ‘Mission: Impossible” film. He scouted locations around Ladysmith before flying off to the Central Drakensberg to continue the shoot.

The star’s touchdown in KwaZulu-Natal gives the province a major destination awareness opportunity as the ‘Mission: Impossible’ action spy series is a top favourite for millions of movie fans around the globe.

Cruise’s visit sets the benchmark for other big movie makers to realise that if KZN is safe for Tom Cruise, then it must be safe for the world.

KZN has had many other celebrities such as Sean Penn, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, Ludacris, Chris Brown and Michael Bublé.

Brett Tungay, Fedhasa chairperson in KZN, said Cape Town used to receive the lion’s share of international filmmakers. However, it appeared to now be KZN’s turn to catch the eye of international movie producers.

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