Fast & Furious 9 production halts following stuntman injury
Universal Pictures has halted production on Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 9 after a stuntman was injured on set, according to The Wrap.
“We had an injury on the set of Fast 9 today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen,” a studio spokesman said. “We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation.”
No other details were revealed. Nor was an indication on how long the production would remain in hiatus.
Fast and Furious 9 was originally set to hit theaters on April 19 but was pushed back a year to make room for the first spin-off in the series, Hobbs & Shaw, which will debut in theaters on August 2. As a result, Fast and Furious 9 will be getting a May 2020 release with Justin Lin returning to directing in the franchise, after helming Fast and Furious parts 3 through 6. Dan Casey will pen the screenplay from a story by Lin.
The film once again stars Vin Diesel, with returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris, with Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren even reprising their roles from Fate of the Furious. John Cena will join the series as a new addition to the family.
Production on Fast and Furious 9 is currently underway, and is due out in theaters on May 22, 2020.