A recent tragic accident that happened on the sets of Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie ‘American Made’ took away the lives of two of its crew members. Pilots Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl tragically lost their lives after their twin-engine plane crashed while filming a dangerous sequence for the movie.
In a shocking turn of events, the families of the deceased crew members have held Tom and the movie’s director Doug Liman responsible for the unfortunate deaths, stating that the duo’s “desire to film a “high-risk, action-packed motion picture”
is the main cause of the deaths. According to the documents obtained by People.com, the families state, “The demands of filming in Colombia, together with Cruise’s and director Doug Liman’s enthusiasm for multiple takes of lavish flying sequences, added hours to every filming day and added days to the schedule."
The families have decided to sue the producers stating that necessary precautions for the safety of the pilots weren’t taken. One of the crew members apart from the two who died, who was also a part of the sequence, has managed to survive the near-fatal crash but is left paralyzed. He documents further state, “Lapses in planning, coordinating, scheduling, and flight safety that were the Defendants’ responsibility resulted in an unqualified and unprepared pilot being pressed into service for a dangerous flight in a vintage aircraft across an unfamiliar mountain pass in bad weather." “DL (Director Liman) and TC (Cruise) (are) adding entire scenes and aerial shots on the fly. Had to bring in Uni Safety to help wrangle them. In the last 48 hours this has become the most insane s*** I’ve ever dealt with,”
further stated the document.
Oops…it seems like the superstar and the ace filmmaker are in for some real trouble with this one.