‘Fast & Furious 9’ halts production after stuntman injured on set

Production on Universal Picture’s latest installment in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise has been halted in Leavesden following an injury suffered by a stuntman on set, the studio confirmed on Monday.

“We had an injury on the set of Fast 9 today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen,” a studio spokesman said. “We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation.”

Details regarding the severity of the injury and how long production on “Fast & Furious 9” were not disclosed.

The news out of Leavesden comes after a fire broke out at the Warner Bros’ studio in Leavesden two weeks ago. All eight of the “Harry Potter” films, along with movies from the James Bond, “Fast and Furious” and the “Mission Impossible” franchises have been filmed at the studios. No one was injured in the fire.

The release of “Fast & Furious 9,” in February, was pushed back a month from April 10, 2020, to May 22, 2020. There’s no indication how the production halt will impact the release of the film.

Justin Lin is directing the ninth installment in the core of the fast-moving franchise, with Jordana Brewster, a.k.a. Mia Toretto, also returning to the series opposite her onscreen brother (Vin Diesel). Mia was last seen in “Furious 7,” retiring from the family business to start a family with Brian O’Connor, played by the late Paul Walker.

John Cena has joined the cast, and earlier this month it was announced that Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren are returning to the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

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Vin Diesel during 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Morton's Restaurant in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Vin Diesel during 'The Green Mile' - Benefit Premiere - Westwood, California at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
E367428 2000 Vin Diesel and Giovanni Ribisi in New Line Cinema''s drama,'Boiler Room' David Lee/New Line
367881 Vin Diesel attends the launch of Cartier''s newest men''s watch, '21 de Cartier,' at Goodbar in West Hollywood, CA on April 27, 2000. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
Vin Diesel and Scott Caan during Cartier Launches New Men's Watch '21 de Cartier' at 21 Club in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker looking from car in a scene from the film 'The Fast And The Furious', 2001. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Vin Diesel during Press Conference for XXX at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
Vin Diesel during MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - Press Room at Ocean Terminal Arena in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
Vin Diesel wins award for Best Game Based On a Movie for 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 27: Actor Vin Diesel accepts the award for Male Star of the Year at the Video Software Dealers Association's award show at the organization's annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 27, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vin Diesel * Exclusive * during Vin Diesel Signs a Motorcycle to be Auctioned for Make a Wish Foundation at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Todd Williamson/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actor Vin Diesel speaks during the 23rd annual American Cinematheque show honoring Samuel L. Jackson held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Vin Diesel poses for a portrait at NBC Tonight Show studio in Burbank on March 30, 2009. Diesel stars in Fast & Furious as an exÂcon who must reluctantly team up with a law enforcement agent as they speed through the streets of Los Angeles and deserts of Mexico and confront a shared enemy. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4467 -- Pictured: Vin Diesel during an interview on May 22, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Vin Diesel attends a photocall for 'Fast & Furious 5' at the Santo Mauro Hotel on April 26, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Vin Diesel sighting on September 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 28: Actor Vin Diesel attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Riddick' at the Mann Village Theatre on August 28, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0096 -- Pictured: Actor Vin Diesel on July 29, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 7: Vin Diesel is seen on the set of 'Despierta America' to promote his film 'The Last Witch Hunter' at Univision Studios on October 7, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
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