Tom Cruise Draws Crowds As He Scales Vienna’s Opera House

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August 22, 2014 | 11:25am EST

Tom Cruise drew huge crowds of fans as he scaled the roof of the Vienna opera house in Austria on Thursday to practise stunts for the fifth Mission: Impossible film.
The Hollywood superstar is preparing to kick off filming of Mission: Impossible 5 in Europe, and he climbed to the roof of the famous Vienna State Opera building to rehearse a number of daredevil stunts.
Cruise has been pictured strapped into a harness, balancing on a ledge high above the crowds below and even giving a wave to fans. At one point his co-star, Swede Rebecca Ferguson, joined him on the precarious ledge, while Cruise was also seen practicing swinging a rope for one of the scenes.
Local reports suggest filming is due to begin in the city on Saturday, and residents have been warned about possible travel disruption due to a number of road closures around the set.