Jennifer Lopez’s film The Mother temporarily suspends production due to COVID-19


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Jennifer lopezThe new film is the latest Hollywood production affected by COVID-19.

PEOPLE has confirmed that filming abroad on The mother was temporarily suspended due to positive coronavirus cases associated with the production team.

The majority of the project was shot in Canada, where Lopez, 52, was filming scenes before the new year.

The film, which is set to premiere in 2022, centers on an assassin who comes out of hiding to protect his daughter while avoiding dangerous attackers. The deadly thriller also stars Joseph Fiennes, Gael García Bernal and Omari Hardwick, per Variety.

Jennifer Lopez attends the 73rd Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016

Jennifer Lopez attends the 73rd Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016

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Despite this temporary setback, Lopez’s other upcoming film, Marry me, will still be released on February 11.

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The mother is one of many projects forced to halt production amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Several TV shows – including Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Chicago fire – reportedly suspended production as the omicron variant continues to spread.

Film for NCIS: Los Angeles has now been pushed back to February when it was originally scheduled to resume this month, according to TV line. The delay is not expected to impact on-air programming, according to the report.

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Uncertainties surrounding the latest wave of COVID-19 have also led the Recording Academy and CBS to postpone the 2022 Grammy Awards, which was originally scheduled to air in late January. A new date for the annual event has yet to be set.

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“Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 is just too risky. We look forward to celebrating music’s biggest night at a future date, which will be announced soon.” , we read in a press release published on January 5. .

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View of a GRAMMY Award

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Last week, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended COVID-19 booster injections for everyone from 12 years old. (Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one authorized.)

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 “should receive a booster 5 months after their first round of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination,” according to the agency.

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