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Crewmember Hospitalized After On-Set Accident on Sony's Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Movie (Report)

Crewmember Hospitalized After On-Set Accident on Sony's Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Movie (Report)

Police reported that the 65-year-old man was taken to UPMC Mercy.

A sound technician fell two stories from a Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, building on the set of Tom Hanks-starring Mister Rogers biographical film Thursday night, police told local television station Channel 11 news.

According to police, a 65-year-old sound mixer from Pittsburgh fell while taking a smoke break in between filming scenes. Pedestrians nearby reportedly heard a noise only to discover that the man had fallen from a balcony.

Police reported that the man was taken to UPMC Mercy and is now in critical condition.

The upcoming Marielle Heller-directed film will star Hanks as the star of the long-running, beloved children’s TV series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The biopic is being helmed from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf are producing via their Big Beach Films, along with Youree Henley. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster are executive producing alongside Big Beach's Leah Holzer.

Rogers â€" who died in 2003 â€" also served as the subject of the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The untitled Rogers film is scheduled to be released next October.

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Sony, Big Beach Films and the Mt. Lebanon PD and has not yet received a response.

Source: Google News Hollywood

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