Multiple People Injured in 'Freak Accident' on Set of Eddie Murphy's New Movie 'The Pickup'

A disturbing incident on the set of the movie starring Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson leaves several crew members injured and hospitalized, prompting an investigation.

AceShowbiz - In a startling event that has rattled the film industry, several crew members were injured during the shooting of Amazon MGM Studios' upcoming heist movie "The Pickup" in Atlanta, Georgia. The accident, which involved a collision between a car and a truck, occurred on Saturday, April 20.

The injuries ranged from bumps and bruises to broken bones, according to a source close to the production. Two crew members were taken to the hospital, with one remaining hospitalized as of Tuesday.

The incident unfolded during a rehearsed scene that unfortunately did not go as planned. According to a studio spokesperson, all safety precautions were reviewed and monitored, yet the sequence led to several injuries.

"It was a completely freak accident," said a person close to the production. "It wasn't even a complicated or dangerous stunt," they added, highlighting the unpredictable nature of filming even the most well-prepared scenes.

Notably, none of the film's leading stars, including Eddie Murphy, Keke Palmer, and Pete Davidson, were present on the set at the time. The accident was part of a second unit shooting, which typically involves scenes without the principal actors.

Despite the mishap, the studio has emphasized that the well-being of the entire crew and cast remains their highest priority. "We will continue to insist on the highest industry standards of safety while filming," the studio spokesperson asserted.

The film, directed by Tim Story and featuring an ensemble cast, has been under production in and around Atlanta since February 20. While details of the film's plot remain under wraps, the inclusion of notable names such as Pete Davidson and Eva Longoria has already generated significant buzz.

Fortunately, the production of "The Pickup" is not expected to face delays due to the accident. However, the incident has prompted the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees to begin an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the accident.

"We are still gathering facts on what happened and why," said a studio spokesperson. "Our thoughts are with those who are recovering."

As the film industry continues to grapple with the challenges of ensuring safety on sets, this unfortunate event serves as a stark reminder of the inherent risks involved in the magic of movie-making. The full recovery of all injured crew members is eagerly hoped for as discussions about further improving safety protocols on sets are likely to intensify in the wake of this incident.

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