Just two weeks after filming the Apple TV + thriller “Emancipation,” the team will take a short hiatus to limit the spread of COVID.
The cast and crew of “Emancipation” chose to take a temporary break from filming after crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to Deadline, The cast and crew were recently informed about the hiatus, which will begin on August 3 and is expected to last five days.
“Emancipation” will star Will Smith as Peter, a runaway slave who is forced to “outwit the cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey north, where he joined the Union Army.” The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua and based on a screenplay by William N. Collage, is based on a true story.
In April, Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua announced that “Emancipation” would no longer be filmed in Georgia as a protest against the state’s new and more restrictive voting law.