Blake Lively Gets Injured on Set of 'Rhythm Section', Production Is 'Temporarily Suspended'

Producers of the upcoming spy thriller have confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended after the 'Gossip Girl' alum 'sustained an injury to her hand while filming an action sequence.'

AceShowbiz - Is she okay? Blake Lively has been injured on the set of Paramount's espionage film "The Rhythm Section", according to The Hollywood Reporter. The injury was to the 30-year-old actress' hand. Production on the upcoming spy thriller has been temporarily suspended and is expected to resume as soon as possible.

In a statement released to the site, a spokesperson said, "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."

"The Rhythm Section" began production in the fall of 2017 and is currently filming in Dublin, Ireland, with Reed Morano ("The Handmaid's Tale") serving behind the lens. "James Bond" filmmakers Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with Global Road financing. Paramount, which is handling the worldwide distribution, has set the spy thriller to open in theaters across the nation on February 22, 2019.

The film also stars Jude Law, Daniel Mays, Raza Jaffrey and Amira Ghazalla among others. It's a contemporary adaptation of the first of British thriller author Mark Burnell's "Stephanie Patrick" series of four novels.

The film will follow Stephanie Patrick (Lively) who is on a path of self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash, a flight that she was meant to be on. After discovering that the crash was not an accident, her anger awakens a new sense of purpose and she rises to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin 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.

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