Incident on Eddie Murphy Movie Set in Atlanta Leads to Crew Injuries"

Film Set Accident Prompts Review of Safety Protocols.

by Nouman Rasool
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Incident on Eddie Murphy Movie Set in Atlanta Leads to Crew Injuries"
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A mishap on the Atlanta set of Eddie Murphy's new film, "The Pickup," resulted in injuries to several crew members during a staged action sequence, as confirmed by Amazon MGM Studios. The incident, which occurred on April 20, involved a complex scene that unexpectedly went awry, leading to yet unspecified injuries among the crew.

The sequence in question was part of the second unit’s action rehearsals, aimed at bringing thrilling moments to the heist comedy. Despite thorough safety measures and constant monitoring, the rehearsal deviated from its intended course, causing concern and immediate attention to the injured.

The details of the people affected and the nature of the injuries have not been forthcoming as inquiries go on.

Safety Standards Reinforced

Amazon MGM Studios further said, "The health and safety of our cast and crew is our top priority.

We have been and will continue to be in full compliance with the highest industry safety standards for a workplace. We rigorously followed all safety protocols in place at the time. However, this is an ongoing process that will be fully reviewed and reinforced." The studio also said it expressed deep concern for those recovering and assured their recovery and safety would be the focus.

"The Pickup," filming now in Georgia's capital, features Keke Palmer, Eva Longoria, Pete Davidson, Andrew Dice Clay, and Marshawn Lynch. The script is under lock and key, but this much is known about the movie: it's a Tim Story-directed film starring Keke Palmer, Eva Longoria, Pete Davidson, Andrew Dice Clay, and Marshawn Lynch.

Eddie Murphy produces under his Eddie Murphy Productions banner and puts his personal stamp on the creative direction of the production. At the same time, there will doubtless have been an impact on continuing production and an intense focus on safety and the recovery of the crew member who has been injured.

For the umpteenth time, this incident shows how unpredictable it is to shoot a film, and how much it depends on safety in order for a picture to be realized.

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