‘Emancipation’ Will Smith-Antoine Fuqua Apple Movie Pauses Production After Positive Covid Tests

‘Emancipation’ Will Smith-Antoine Fuqua Apple Movie Pauses Production After Positive Covid Tests
Exclusive: Apple Studios’ runaway-slave thriller Emancipation starring Will Smith is suspending filming following a small number of positive Covid tests among the hundreds of crew working on the movie in Louisiana, I have learned.

I hear the cast and crew were just notified about the hiatus, which starts tomorrow and is expected to last approximately five days. Done out of abundance of caution, it comes about two weeks into the shoot of the high-profile movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua from a William N. Collage script. This is the latest Hollywood production to pause filming due to positive tests in the past few weeks as the country is grappling with a new Covid wave fueled by the high contagious Delta strain.

Emancipation, originally slated to film in Georgia, moved production to Louisiana, where the actual events in the movie took place, because of Georgia’s controversial restrictive election law signed by Republican Gov.
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