Blake Lively Injury Halts Production on 'The Rhythm Section'

12/05/2017

Blake Lively has been injured on the set of Paramount’s female-fronted spy thriller “The Rhythm Section.”

 

Production has been temporarily halted on Blake Lively's female spy thriller The Rhythm Section after the star was injured on set. Here's the full statement from Paramount Pictures below, although it doesn't offer any specifics about Blake Lively's injury.

"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 while filming an action sequence. Production will resume as soon as possible."

On Sunday, Lively was spotted sporting a dramatically different hair color on set. In the film the former Gossip Girl actress, who has two children with husband and fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, plays a woman who is 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 assassin Stephanie Patrick 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 Rhythm Section” is based on the first of Mark Burnell’s “Stephanie Patrick” series of four British novels. Paramount acquired rights to “The Rhythm Section” in August, setting “The Handmaid’s Tale” exec producer Reed Morano to direct from a script by Burnell. The movie was taking aim at a 22 February, 2019 release, and there's no news yet on whether this delay will affect the planned date.