Thursday 21 June 2018

Dublin filming of The Rhythm Section shut down for months after Blake Lively's hand injury

Blake Lively pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Blake Lively pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Hollywood actress Blake Lively films espionage thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin City Centre

Sen O'Grady

Production on Blake Lively's new film The Rhythm Section has been shut down after the actress sustained a hand injury while filming in Ireland.

Lively, best known for starring in TV series Gossip Girl, turned heads while she was filming in the city centre in recent months where she looked almost unrecognisable in character.

Hollywood actress Blake Lively films espionage thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin City Centre
Hollywood actress Blake Lively films espionage thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin City Centre
Hollywood actress Blake Lively films espionage thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin City Centre

Production on the thriller was put on hold in December after the 30-year-old sustained the injury but it has now been brought to a halt indefinitely while she recuperates.

According to film bible The Hollywood Reporter, "just under half" of the project has been filmed, while an industry insider said it could be up to five months before Lively is ready to resume work as she requires further surgery.

Hollywood actress Blake Lively films espionage thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin City Centre
Hollywood actress Blake Lively films espionage thriller The Rhythm Section in Dublin City Centre
Hollywood actress Blake Lively spotted with short black cropped hair filming The Rhythm Section at The Cliff Townhouse on St Stephens Green, Dublin
Hollywood actress Blake Lively spotted with short black cropped hair filming The Rhythm Section at The Cliff Townhouse on St Stephens Green, Dublin

The film tells the story of a Stephanie Patrick (Lively), who seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

It also stars Jude Law and Irish actor Jack McEvoy. Lively and husband, fellow A-list actor Ryan Reynolds, were spotted out and about several times in the capital during filming late last year.

Hollywood actress Blake Lively spotted with short black cropped hair filming The Rhythm Section at The Cliff Townhouse on St Stephens Green, Dublin
Hollywood actress Blake Lively spotted with short black cropped hair filming The Rhythm Section at The Cliff Townhouse on St Stephens Green, Dublin

They were seen enjoying a cup of coffee in Bear Market Coffee, in Blackrock, with their children James (2) and one-year-old Ines, while they also took a stroll through the picturesque Powerscourt Gardens in Co Wicklow.

Another star who filmed in Ireland recently is Chloe Grace Moretz, who shot scenes for The Widow in St Stephen's Green.

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