The cast and crew of upcoming movie musical Rock Of Ages had a scary reminder of just how dangerous wild apes can be when the primate which plays Tom Cruise's pet baboon dashed off during a crowd scene.

A set wide alert went out after the film's animal trainer lost sight of Mickey the monkey - and the handler wasted no time in letting everyone present know how dangerous the baboon could be.

Actress Julianne Hough explains, "He yelled, 'The monkey is loose, don't move or he'll maul your face'."

However, she reveals the tiny terror was quickly spotted and his trainer had a very unorthodox way of coaxing Mickey back to his trailer: "They lured Mickey in with Mexican paella from catering."