Tom Cruise Partially Blamed in Fatal Airplane Crash



The superstar, Tom Cruise returns for another big screen epic, ‘American Made’.

The wrongful death suit targets the producers of the film - Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures - and alleges that pre-flight safety procedures were ignored in order to cut costs. Jimmy Lee Garland, a third pilot involved, no longer has feeling in his lower body.

Based on a true story, American Made co-stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays.

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The estates for Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl, who both died in the plane crash, describe the movie as a "high-risk, action-packed motion picture" and said "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" in a lawsuit acquired by The Blast.

Documents and the lawsuit does not name Liman nor Cruise as defendants, but they also added that Cruise had more than enough experience as a pilot for this scene.

The movie, in which Cruise played TWA pilot Barry Seal, who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and as a drug smuggler for Pablo Escobar's cartel, is released in the US later this month. Apart from Cruise, film director #Doug Liman was also being accused of the same claim.

In one excerpt, an executive producer allegedly wrote to one of the insurance companies that Liman and Cruise were "adding entire scenes and aerial shots on the fly".

Allegedly, additional scenes were added to the film on the fly, and the pilots involved didn't have the proper training to handle all the additional scenes, some of which were being shot in unsafe weather.

According to additional documents, Purwin also wrote an email describing the bad conditions under which they were working and described the project as "the most unsafe project I've ever encountered".

"They were incredible about safety from everything that I saw", Olsen, 33, tells PEOPLE.

The plane crash happened in 2015 while American Made was being filmed in Colombia.

The families added that Cruise was also an "experienced pilot" who could navigate the plane that crashed.



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