Meaghan Kirby
January 30, 2018 11:18 am

Production of The Rhythm Section has been shut down for an unknown period as star Blake Lively continues to recover from a hand injury she sustained while filming. While production was temporarily halted in December after Blake Lively was initially injured, a setback in her recovery has forced filming to be suspended for a more prolonged period.

It seems a surgery to repair Lively’s hand was unsuccessful, meaning she’ll have to undergo another surgery to hopefully correct the problem, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In early January, The Rhythm Section director Reed Morano opened up about the nature of Lively’s injury and need for a lengthy recovery period.

While it’s unknown when production on the film will continue, THR reports that it could be at least five months.

Additionally, the crew has reportedly been told to find other work in the meantime, indicating that could be a while before Lively is able to resume filming.

The Rhythm Section, which is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Burnell, follows a woman out for revenge and answers after her entire family is killed in a plane crash. Jude Law is also set to star in the film.

While the highly anticipated spy thriller is still currently set to hit theaters on February 22nd, 2019, we wouldn’t be surprised if that gets pushed back to allow for Lively to fully recover before returning to film stunts.

But if they’re hoping keep the release date, The Rhythm Section wouldn’t be the first film to work under a tight deadline.

Tom Cruise broke his ankle in August on the set of Mission: Impossible — Fallout while shooting a stunt — and has a video, which is not for the faint of heart, to prove it. While production was halted during his recovery, Cruise and his not-fully-recovered ankle are back to shooting, still determined to make that July release date.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Blake Lively’s second surgery is successful and she’s back up and running (in spectacular wigs) in no time!

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