Production on an upcoming drama about celebrated kids’s TV icon Mister Rogers, starring Tom Hanks, got here to a stunning halt Thursday night when a crew member fell from the second story of a constructing in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Mt. Lebanon Police Department tells ET that, throughout a break between filming scenes, a 65-year-old sound mixer, whose identify has not but been launched, went to smoke a cigarette on the balcony. Soon after, individuals heard a loud noise and it seems he fell to the bottom.
The man was rushed to the close by UPMC Mercy Hospital, reportedly in severe situation. Police said that the crewmember is now in vital situation.
According to native WPXI reporter Gabriella DeLuca, who was reporting from the placement on Twitter, the person was a Pittsburgh resident employed domestically for the manufacturing.
Hanks was reportedly on set earlier within the day, however it’s unknown on the time whether or not or not the actor was round when the tragic accident occurred.
ET has reached out to Mt. Lebanon police, in addition to Hanks’ reps, for remark.
Recently, Sony Pictures launched the primary picture of Hanks as Rogers within the movie, which had beforehand been referred to as You Are My Friend however is now untitled.
The movie is just not strictly a biopic concerning the TV star’s life, however tells the story of Rogers’ relationship and adventures with journalist Tom Junod, and relies on Junod’s 1998 Esquire profile on the beloved icon.
The movie is presently slated for launch Oct. 18, 2019.