Blake Lively has been injured on the set of Paramount’s female-fronted spy thriller The Rhythm Section. As a result, production has been temporarily suspended on the adaptation of Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick novels.
“Paramount, Global Road (formerly known as IM Global) and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on The Rhythm Section as Blake Lively sustained an injury to her hand whilst filming an action sequence. Production will resume as soon as possible,” said the studio in a statement sent to Deadline.
Deadline broke the news about The Rhythm Section, which stars Lively and Jude Law. In the film, she plays a woman on a path of self-destruction after her family dies in a plane crash — a flight that she was supposed to be on. After being told by a journalist that the crash was an act of terror covered up by intelligence agencies, and then watching that journalist get killed, the woman’s anger awakens a new sense of purpose and she rises to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible. The new and lethal Stephanie Patrick is on a mission to fill the void between what she knows and what she is told.
The Handmaid’s Tale EP and director Reed Morano helms the film written by Burnell. The film comes from 007 producers Wilson and Broccoli and is set to be released on February 22, 2019.
No word on the extent of the injury or whether the release date will be impacted.