Russell Crowe’s ‘Poker Face’ Shut Down by On-Set Coronavirus Case
Production of thriller “Poker Face” directed by and starring Russell Crowe has been shut down in Australia by a confirmed coronavirus case among the film’s crew.
A second case is under investigation.The film had been shooting in and around Sydney, despite a local lockdown, and was six days away from wrapping.
Crowe announced the shutdown in a series of Twitter messages on Tuesday.“Unfortunately 6 days from the end of our shoot on PokerFace we have had a confirmed positive Covid case amongst our crew and a second possible positive under further investigation by our PokerFace Covid team and NSWHealth.“For the safety of cast and crew and the wider community, the production has been immediately paused and everyone instructed to isolate whilst the situation is looked into.
We have followed strict protocols with cast and crew being tested 3 times a week for the past 11+ weeks“The crew have