Production on thriller The Rhythm Section has been suspended indefinitely.
Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of EON Productions in London, along with Global Road Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures confirmed the news with a statement released Monday, “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.”
The 30-year-old actress suffered a stunt-related hand injury in December when filming in Dublin, Ireland. That was production’s first set back as everything was put on hold temporarily. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Lively’s initial hand surgery did not go as planned, and the actress is in need of a second surgical intervention followed by ample recovery time.
Also starring Jude Law, the film features Lively as Stephanie Patrick, who is seeking revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.
With a rumored production budget of $50 million, it is unknown when and if production will resume and that will affect the film’s scheduled release date.