It has been reported that Rhythm Section, in which Blake makes her spy debut, has its release date moved from February to November 22! Deadline broke the news and you can read the full report below.
Wondering why there wasn’t a trailer to the Reed Morano-directed spy film Rhythm Section yet? That’s because Paramount is moving the IM Global/EON femme spy pic from its Feb. 22 release date to Nov. 22, the Friday before Thanksgiving.
We’ve been hearing about the release date change for a while and from what we know the pic has a great action tone that’s prime for the fall, especially during awards season. Word is Lively is fantastic in the movie. EON’s 007 pics have typically launched in the November month.
Morano won a DGA Award last year for her directing work on The Handmaid’s Tale. Based on Mark Burnell’s series of “Stephanie Patrick” novels, Rhythm Section centers on Lively’s protagonist who takes on an assassin’s identity so she can wage revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are producing under their EON banner. IM Global financed. Paramount pictures took global rights.
Rhythm Section will open against Frozen 2 on Nov. 22, and will further battle Rian Johnson’s Lionsgate/MRC pic Knives Out on Thanksgiving Eve as well as Universal’s Queen & Slim.
Jude Law joined Blake on the set of The Rhythm Section in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday. Blake has also unfortunately injured on the set, with production temporarily suspended.
A spokesperson for the film confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Lively “sustained an injury to her hand while filming an action sequence” and that “filming has been temporarily suspended” as a result.
“Production will resume as soon as possible,” the statement adds.
A synopsis for the film reads: “A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.”
Yesterday, Blake was spotted sporting a dramatically different hair color while filming on the Dublin set of her upcoming film, The Rhythm Section.
In the photo, Lively wore an black unbuttoned coat over a pair of dark pants and a dark shirt — an ensemble that matched her black-brown, piecey pixie cut.
And the 30-year-old actress recently proved she doesn’t mind giving her new look a little social media love. On Saturday, she shared a picture of her ‘do — a far cry from the actress’ usual long, blonde locks — on her Instagram account, captioning it with the hashtag: “#TheRhythmSectionMovie.”
In previous photographs taken of the actress on set, Lively was seen sporting an equally short, choppy auburn style with blonde streaks.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Rhythm Section is a modern adaptation of the first of British thriller writer Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick series.
THR reported that the movie is about Patrick — played by Lively — a woman who is forced to uncover the truth about her family’s deaths once she learns that the plane crash that killed them was not an accident. And in order to solve the case, she has to adopt the identity of the assassin responsible for the killings.
The film also stars Jude Law and is set to be released in Feb. 22, 2019, according to Deadline.