Blake Lively is injured shooting James Bond producers’ new film

Blake Lively has been injured filming scenes for an upcoming thriller from the producers of James Bond.

Production was halted on the Dublin set of The Rhythm Section on Monday (December 4) in the aftermath of the 30-year-old actress injuring her hand while shooting one of the movie’s action set pieces.

A spokesperson for the film told The Hollywood Reporter: “Paramount, Global Road 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.”

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli cast Lively earlier this year in the big screen adaptation of the Mark Burnell novel The Rhythm Section, which is being directed by The Handmaid’s Tale and Frozen River’s Reed Morano.

Lively has the lead role in The Rhythm Section as Stephanie Patrick, a would-be assassin out for revenge against the people who orchestrated the deaths of her family in a plane crash. Jude Law has a supporting role.

Announcing Lively’s casting earlier in the year, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “It is exciting for us to be working with the immensely talented team of director Reed Morano and actress Blake Lively, who have a strong vision for this very compelling story driven by a female protagonist.”

The Rhythm Section is slotted for a February 22, 2019 release in US cinemas. As yet, there’s no indication that Lively’s injury will delay that release date.

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