British actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for Covid-19, news media reported on Thursday, halting production of The Batman and highlighting the industry’s struggles to receive back to commerce after months of a pandemic-induced shutdown.
Film studio Warner Bros. said in a observation that “a member of The Batman production” in Britain had tested positive for the coronavirus, but did not give a name. “Filming is temporarily paused,” the studio’s observation added, but did not say for how long.
Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and Vanity Reasonable all cited sources as saying the one who tested positive used to be Pattinson, the movie’s star.
Warner Bros. and Pattinson’s representatives did not return calls seeking remark. It used to be not lucid to what extent Pattinson, 34, best known for his breakout role in the vampire film series Twilight, used to be suffering Covid-19 symptoms.
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Filming of The Batman had resumed north of London only three days ago after being shut down in mid-March, in conjunction with dozens of other movies and TV shows world wide because of the coronavirus.
The film, in which Robert stars as the comedian book hero, has approximately three months of fabric left to shoot, according to Hollywood commerce outlets. Its release used to be pushed back earlier this year from June 2021 to October 2021.
Film and TV production has been slow to receive going again in the USA under complex safety procedures that come with testing, quarantine and social distancing on sets that employ dozens of crew members, makeup artists, actors, extras and other production staff.
Some productions, including Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Dominion, have restarted in London or in Eastern Europe, while the cast of the “Avatar” sequel is back at work in New Zealand, where the coronavirus has been kept in check.
Tom Cruise in July got permission to shoot parts of the next Mission Inconceivable thriller in Norway with no need to follow quarantine requirements. Alternatively, Variety reported that the production has hired two cruise ships to house the crew to retain them except locals.
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