Tom Cruise on `Mission' outside tallest spire

November 2, 2010 11:56:44 AM PDT
Actor Tom Cruise has literally reached a pinnacle of his career in Dubai -- dangling from the world's tallest building. Cruise was spotted tethered to a line near the top of the nearly half-mile-high (828-meter-high) Burj Khalifa during stunt filming for the latest installment of the "Misssion: Impossible" series.

Local media reports on Tuesday included photos of the black-clad Cruise as he was striding over the front of the glass-and-steel spire on Monday.

The new film, "Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol" will prominently feature scenes from Dubai as well as Moscow and Vancouver. It's scheduled for release in December 2011.