Russell Crowe’s movie production stopped due to COVID-19 incident


Russell Crowe’s new psychological thriller had to be shut down because its crew tested positive for COVID-19.

The movie “Poker Face” was filmed at the Penthouse at Crown Casino in Sydney, where baristas tested positive for the virus.

“Unfortunately, six days after the end of the PokerFace shoot, a further investigation by the PokerFace Covid team and NSW Health confirmed a positive COVID case among the crew, with a second possible positive. There was. “Crowe Written on twitter..

“For the safety of the cast and crew, and the wider community, production was immediately suspended and instructed to quarantine everyone while the situation was being investigated. The cast and crew have been instructed to quarantine for the past 11 weeks or more. , Tested three times a week and follows strict protocols, “he added.

The barista worked in five shifts without knowing that he was infected with the virus.

Crow said he hopes production will resume soon.

The poker face was filmed around Fox Studios in Sydney. There, Crow plays a high-tech billionaire caught in a dangerous card game.

The cast also includes the Fast & Furious Elsa Pataky and Liam Hemsworth.

The news also follows reports that Netflix’s “Extraction 2” shoot will be moved to Prague, Czech Republic, after the film crew discovers it. Navigate The COVID-19 limit in New South Wales (NSW) is too difficult.

Greater Sydney and New South Wales have been under long-term blockade since late June to contain the outbreak of delta variants of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the new coronavirus.

The lockdown was originally planned to run for four weeks, but was extended twice until September 30 due to low vaccination rates and high infection rates.

In the three weeks from June 26th to July 17th, New South Wales unemployed 200,000 SMEs, 64,000 SMEs and 12,000 large companies, and the unemployment was serious.

Australia has a relatively low COVID-19 infection rate, and A-listers Zac Efron, Matt Damon, and Natalie Portman are all involved in local projects, making it a priority destination for several film projects last year. bottom.

Daniel Y. Ten