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Blake Lively’s Hand Injury Halts Production on Spy Thriller ‘The Rhythm Section’

Shut-down could last months as actress recovers from on-set accident

Paramount has suspended production on director Reed Morano’s spy thriller “The Rhythm Section,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Crews are being told to find other work while lead Blake Lively recovers from a hand injury she sustained on set in December — suggesting that the injury is far more serious than previously reported and that the shoot won’t resume for several months.

TheWrap previously reported that production had been temporarily suspended because Lively had injured her wrist while filming an action sequence.

Morano is directing “Rhythm Section,” the first film in what’s intended to become a franchise with James Bond producers Wilson and Broccoli producing. Jude Law is also attached to the film. Paramount will distribute it in most world territories.

“The Rhythm Section” is based on a series of spy novels by Mark Burnell, which tells the story of woman scorned by the loss of her family in a mysterious plane crash.

The film is aiming for a wide release on Feb. 22, 2019.

Lively most recently starred in “The Shallows” and “All I See Is You,” and will next star in “A Simple Favor” and “The Husband’s Secret.” She is represented by WME, Management 360 and Vision PR.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.