Sean Penn is refusing to return to work on the Watergate-themed Starz restricted sequence Gaslit till your entire creation, not simply the forged and key crew, has been vaccinated in opposition to the COVID-19 virus.
As reported by our sister web site Deadline, Penn made clear his stance to producer UCP upon coming back from the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Flag Day, a movie he directed and stars in alongside Katheryn Winnick (Big Sky), his daughter Dylan Penn, and Josh Brolin. Penn reportedly has a pair weeks’ price of filming left on Gaslit.
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Current COVID security protocols in Hollywood, which have been the product of a lot negotiation with assorted unions, solely afford producers “the choice to implement necessary vaccination insurance policies for casts and crew in Zone A on a production-by-production foundation,” Deadline notes. (Zone A contains the place unmasked actors congregate and carry out on set, surrounded solely by key crew members.)
Beyond Zone A is a far bigger meeting of crew members and staff who will not be obligated by current protocols to be vaccinated. UCP, although, has at all times saved shut to the set a cellular clinic from which anybody can obtain the COVID vaccine of their selection, plus any required follow-up.
Per Deadline, Penn is absolutely vaccinated and has taken this stance not out of any concern for himself or his costars, however realizing that unvaccinated crew members not stationed in Zone A can probably unfold the virus. But once more, (many) unions are concerned, so no producer can merely snap their fingers and have Penn’s want be fulfilled.
Penn has no official touch upon the state of affairs at the moment, his reps instructed TVLine. UCP declined to touch upon the standoff.
Based on real-life occasions, Starz’s Gaslit follows Martha Mitchell (performed by Julia Roberts), a celeb Arkansan socialite and spouse to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell (performed by Penn). Despite her social gathering affiliation, Martha is the primary particular person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, inflicting each the Presidency and her private life to unravel. As Attorney General, Mitchell is Nixon’s most trusted advisor and greatest good friend. Temperamental, foulmouthed and ruthless – but hopelessly in love together with his famously outspoken spouse – he’ll be pressured to select between Martha and the President.
Additional forged contains Betty Gilpin (GLOW), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Allison Tolman (Fargo), J.C. MacKenzie (October Faction), Chris Bauer (For All Mankind), Hamish Linklater (Legion) and Chris Messina (The Mindy Project).
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