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‘Fast & Furious’ Tragedy: Production Halted Over ‘Serious’ Stuntman Injury

‘Fast & Furious’ Production Halted Over ‘Serious’ Stuntman Injury
Source: Universal Pictures (3)

Jul. 22 2019, Updated 5:15 p.m. ET

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Production of Fast & Furious 9 has been halted due to a stuntman injury on set, has learned.

This Monday, July 22, police and paramedics were called to Warner Bros.' Leavesden Studios in the U.K. to attend to the wounded staffer.

"We had an injury on the set of Fast 9 today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen," a spokesperson from Universal told The Hollywood Reporter. "We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation."

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A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service also explained that “an ambulance, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Leavesden Studios shortly before midday today. One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance."

Actors starring in the film include Charlize Theron, Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Helen Mirren.

John Cena

While it’s not clear how the stuntman is doing, or how long production will be halted, the film is currently scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020.



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