MONOPOLY: New Line is temporarily suspending production of a film directed by Olivia Wilde tonight Don’t worry baby when a producer tests positive for COVID-19. The studio confirmed that happened, something that is currently a career hazard to whatever movie or TV show is filming today. They closed immediately.
The film stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan and Nick Kroll with Wilde playing a supporting role. It has a script by Carey and Shane Van Dyke which is rewritten by Wilde and her Smart books partner Katie Silberman. Pic is photographing downtown Los Angeles as this happens today.
The film was followed strict procedures, and positive results were given during periodic testing. The studio won̵7;t reveal who the positives were, but I was told it was not a member of the main cast but someone close enough to them that the closure was supposed to be necessary to find out if there was any. Nobody else during production has not been exposed. No one else has tested positive at this point.
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Movies will pause for about 14 days, a standard isolation interval recommended in safety instructions. When the positive test results arrived, everyone on set was immediately isolated. Production began last month, and they will be in production within a few weeks.
There have been several instances where the product shut down because of a positive COVID test, including when Tom Hanks tested positive the days before the start of the Elvis Presley film directed by Baz Luhrmann and most recently when Rob Pattinson There was a positive result during the filming of Matt Reeves. Batman.
A few weeks’ shutdown is sustainable for a movie backed by a major studio like New Line / Warner Bros. It would be different from an independently funded movie, where insurance companies don’t write COVID deactivation policies, making it difficult for bonds to be completed.
I am reporting that production will resume as soon as the quarantine period ends.