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Coronavirus: Netflix halts production of Idris Elba film after crew member tests positive

ANI
Filed on October 18, 2020
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The filming stopped late Thursday and remained shut down on Friday.

Netflix has halted the shooting of the upcoming film The Harder They Fall after a member of the production team tested positive for Covid-19, according to Variety.

The film starring Idris Elba and Regina King, was roughly five weeks into shooting in New Mexico.

An insider has confirmed that none of the primary cast members have tested positive for the virus. It is still unclear when the shooting will resume.

There has not been any official announcement if the cast or crew member who tested positive was symptomatic.

The filming stopped late Thursday and remained shut down on Friday.

Elba was one of the first celebrities to make his coronavirus diagnosis public. In March, Elba announced that he and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

The industry has committed a great deal of resources in figuring out ways to safely resume production during the pandemic.

The Harder They Fall is the first project to go into production in New Mexico since Covid-19 cases started to rise last spring, as per Variety.

The film also features Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, LaKeith Stanfield, and Delroy Lindo. Jeymes Samuel is helming the film from a script he co-wrote with Boaz Yakin.


 
 
 
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