Multiple crew members injured on set of Eddie Murphy film ‘The Pickup’ – National

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An on-set car collision in Georgia on Saturday injured a number of crew members who have been engaged on the Eddie Murphy-led movie The Pickup. 

The film, produced by Amazon Studios, additionally stars Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson, although they and Murphy weren’t on the set on the time of the accident, the Associated Press reported.

Studio officers confirmed information of the car collision on Tuesday and stated two of the injured crew members have been hospitalized. Details surrounding the crew members’ particular accidents, or their roles on the set, haven’t been publicly revealed.

The crew members are anticipated to make a full restoration from the incident, which occurred on-location exterior of Atlanta when a truck locked up and collided with one other automobile.


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An nameless spokesperson for Amazon Studios instructed AP the crew was taking pictures a second unit sequence on the time of the accident. (Second unit filmmakers normally shoot footage for much less very important scenes that usually don’t contain lead actors, like massive crowd scenes and exterior photographs.)

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The sequence was rehearsed and all security precautions have been taken, in response to the spokesperson. They stated the studio continues to be investigating the incident.

“It was a completely freak accident,” they instructed AP. “It wasn’t even a complicated or dangerous stunt.”

“The well-being of the entire crew and cast is our first priority, and we will continue to insist on the highest industry standards of safety while filming,” they stated.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees instructed Variety the union is conscious of the incident and has began an inquiry.

Tim Story is the director of the movie, and his credit embrace 2002’s Barbershop and 2005’s Fantastic Four. The Pickup has been taking pictures in an round Atlanta since Feb. 20. The film follows a lovestruck man (Murphy) making an attempt a heist; it doesn’t but have a launch date and isn’t anticipated to be delayed by the accident.


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— With recordsdata from The Associated Press

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