Ben Affleck film moves shooting to Canada as Hollywood abandons U.S. without widely available coronavirus testing
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Solstice Studios was supposed to begin filming its newest feature starring Ben Affleck in Los Angeles back in April. While the film’s production was halted by the coronavirus, it’s the lack of widely available testing that will keep it from resuming in the U.S. this fall.
“It became quite clear very quickly that it was absolutely impossible,” Mark Gill, president and CEO of Solstice Studios, said.
Instead, the movie will be shot in Vancouver, Canada in October.
Rising Covid-19 cases in California forced the studio to look at Austin, Texas as the new home for the film. Those plans quickly dissolved as cases grew in the Lone Star state and it became apparent that the production would not be able to accommodate the three tests per week for actors and crew that Hollywood guilds were requiring if it …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]