IT is believed the new Mission Impossible film is being shot on a south Oxfordshire farm – with local villagers convinced that its star Tom Cruise could also be in the area.

It is thought film crews are using Potters Farm in Ewelme, near Wallingford, as a location for the latest instalment of the Hollywood blockbuster.

Fan, James Merritt from nearby Benson heard the rumours and decided to investigate but says he was chased away by security guards when he tried to take a closer look.

Mr Merrit said: “I stood outside the gate and I took a picture from my car and the security guard came chasing after me. I was not allowed to take pictures from a public highway.

“I got chased off before I could get to see anything.”

He added: “There is a huge scaffolding construction that has gone up; it is massive.”

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The rumours follow reports of a stuntman’s motorbike catching fire earlier this month at an Oxfordshire quarry. The Sun reported that the fire occurred when a stuntman attempted a motorbike jump off a ramp and damaged the set.

Stars are not thought to be staying for long, though, with filming due to move to Norway at the end of the month.