Filming for Apple TV's 'Lady in the Lake' Halted after Crews Threatened with Extortion and Shooting in Baltimore

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Filming for Apple TV’s Lady successful the Lake, starring Natalie Portman, was unopen down connected Friday aft thugs threatened members of the accumulation unit with extortion and unit unless they paid a extortion fee.

Producers shut down the filming successful an effort to “err connected the broadside of caution” aft 2 men — 1 of whom reportedly displayed a weapon — approached the movie unit and demanded wealth and threatened to sprout idiosyncratic if their extortion interest of $50,000 was not paid, according to Variety.

NEWS: Statement from Endeavor Content, accumulation institution down ‘Lady successful the Lake’, says 1 of their unit members was threatened with a gun.

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The accumulation was being filmed connected Park Avenue successful the city’s downtown area.

The Baltimore Police Department noted that the filming was temporarily halted, and a caller determination was being sought.

“Friday afternoon, connected the Baltimore acceptable of our accumulation ‘Lady successful the Lake,’ anterior to the accomplishment of the formed and crew, per their telephone time, a operator connected our accumulation unit was confronted by 2 men, 1 of whom brandished a weapon directed astatine our driver, and past they fled the location,” bid shaper Endeavor Content said successful a statement.

“We are moving with the Baltimore Police Department arsenic the probe is ongoing. The information and information of our crew, cast, and each who enactment crossed our productions is our highest priority, and we are thankful nary 1 was injured. Production volition resume with accrued information measures going forward. It has been a privilege filming ‘Lady successful the Lake’ successful Baltimore, moving with its vibrant assemblage crossed galore areas,” the connection continued. “Our acknowledgment and appreciation to the City of Baltimore, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, the Baltimore Film Office, Maryland Film Office and the Baltimore Police Department for their unthinkable enactment arsenic we proceed accumulation successful the large City of Baltimore and surrounding communities.”

The bid starring Natalie Portman — who is simply a large protagonist of defunding the police — and Moses Ingram is acceptable successful 1966 and follows Portman’s quality aft she leaves her posh Pikesville beingness successful Baltimore and becomes a newsman pursuing up connected an unsolved execution portion advocating for the city’s number population. The bid is based connected a 2019 publication by the aforesaid sanction by detective fabrication writer Laura Lippman.

Filming began connected April and is expected to proceed done October. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan welcomed the accumulation and said that the bid “generates a affirmative interaction done occupation instauration and gross for the section businesses.”

Crime has been soaring successful Baltimore this year.

As of July, Baltimore had already suffered much than 200 murders. And Forbes had reported that Baltimore was the 5th astir unsafe metropolis successful the state past year. Baltimore had 337 murders successful each of 2021, which was the seventh consecutive twelvemonth the metropolis had much than 300 homicides. But with 200 deaths already, it appears the metropolis is connected way to lucifer oregon transcend the 2021 assemblage count.

Questions of the rising unit successful the metropolis acceptable Baltimore’s Democrat Mayor Brandon Scott into a tirade successful June wherever helium blamed the media for focusing excessively overmuch connected the transgression complaint and efficaciously making matters worse.

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