January 30, 2018
Production on Blake Livelys spy thriller "The Rhythm Section"
has been suspended indefinitely while the actress recovers from her hand injury.
"Hiatus on the production of ‘The Rhythm Section' has been extended due to the hand injury Blake Lively sustained while filming an action sequence on the action thriller at the end of last year," producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of EON Productions in London, along with Global Road Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures, said in a statement to variety.com.
The statement, released on Monday, did not mention when production will resume.
Lively suffered the injury while doing a stunt on the Dublin set in December last year, leading to a temporary suspension.
Paramount, which is handling worldwide distribution, has set the thriller for a February 22, 2019 release.
"The Rhythm Section" is based on the first of author Mark Burnell's "Stephanie Patrick" series of four British novels.
Lively plays the title character, who adopts the identity of an assassin to get to the bottom of her family's death in an airplane crash after she finds out that it may not have been an accident.