According to one report, the accident happened in Georgia and production of the film was put on hold
GEORGIA, USA: In one of the most devastating news stories to come out of the entertainment industry, Friday, April 4 broke in Georgia, where the film is being set.
According to Deadline, the deaths of the unidentified crew members occurred “after hours” and production of the film had to be halted once everyone learned of the crew member’s death. However, the name and details of the crew member have not yet been released. The report also said that the film’s other cast and crew members were offered “counseling resources” after the crew member’s death.
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The tragic incident comes just days after camerawoman Halyna Hutchins died. The Ukrainian cameraman was accidentally shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun that was improperly checked on the set of the film “Rust” during production. The Hutchins family filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and other crew members on the film, but the lawsuit was settled for “undisclosed amounts.”
As for the film, The Electric State is based on the novel of the same name by Simon Stalenhag and follows a runaway teenager and her toy yellow robot as they travel west across the alien United States. The official synopsis reads: “The ruins of giant combat drones litter the land, heaped with the discarded junk of a declining high-tech consumer society. As her car nears the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be dissolving faster and faster – as if somewhere over the horizon the hollow core of civilization had finally collapsed.”
In addition to Chris Pratt and Millie Bobby Brown, the film’s other actors include Stanley Tucci, Giancarlo Esposito, Ke Huy Quan, Anthony Mackie and Billy Bob Thornton.
Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film is reportedly slated for release in 2024.