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Tom Cruise to premiere 'Ghost Protocol' in Dubai

Paramount Pictures has confirmed Tom Cruise will be in Dubai on December 7 for the opening of the Dubai International Film Festival.

Filming of the movie hit the international headlines last year when Tom Cruise was photographed dangling from the outside of the Burj Khalifa in one scene.
Filming of the movie hit the international headlines last year when Tom Cruise was photographed dangling from the outside of the Burj Khalifa in one scene.

DUBAI // Tom Cruise will be in Dubai for the world premiere of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the opening event of the 8th Dubai International Film Festival.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) begins on December 7 at Madinat Jumeirah, which means the film will premiere here eight days ahead of its international release.

The announcement was made today by Paramount Pictures and DIFF organisers. Cruise will be joined on the red carpet by Brad Bird, the film's director.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol begins with an explosion at the Kremlin in Moscow. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Missions Force are informed that they will be held responsible for the blast, but are allowed to escape so they can track down the real culprits. Their search brings them to Dubai.

Cruise was photographed by tourists hanging on the outside of the Burj Khalifa, and other scenes were shot at the Dubai International Financial Centre and on the Palm Jumeirah.

The film stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux, and many of them are expected to attend the premiere.

The Hollywood action blockbuster also features hundreds of people from the UAE, who were cast as extras.

 

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