Blake Lively Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’ Suspends Production Following Star’s Accident

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The Blake Lively-fronted spy feature The Rhythm Section is being shut down.  The production has been suspended, with crews being told to find other work, while Lively recuperates from a hand injury.0917-blake-lively-longform-socialThe actress sustained an injury  while doing a stunt on the Dublin set in December. At the time, production was temporarily suspended while she took time to heal. However, sources close to the situation now  report that Lively’s initial hand surgery did not go as planned and the actress must undergo a second surgery and will need more time to recover.It is currently unclear when filming will recommence. One insider said that just under half the movie has been shot, while another source said it could be five months before the production resumes.

The spy thriller, which has a production budget around $50 million, is being produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, the company behind the James Bond franchise. Global Road (formerly known as IM Global) is financing.

 

The Rhythm Section is an adaptation of the first of Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick novels, which follows a woman (Lively) that seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family — a flight that she was meant to be on.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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