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Secret Blumhouse Thriller 'Vengeance' Suspends Production Over Coronavirus Concerns (Exclusive)

B.J. Novak wrote the script and was directing when the decision was made.
B.J. Novak (left), Jason Blum
B.J. Novak wrote the script and was directing when the decision was made.

Production on Vengeance, a Blumhouse thriller that was shooting under the radar, has been suspended due to coronavirus concerns.

B.J. Novak, best known for his work on The Office, was making his directorial debut with the production, which was shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Crewmembers were informed of the decision Saturday. The movie had been about two weeks into production.

Vengeance stars Novak as well as Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher and Boyd Holbrook. Novak wrote the script.

Jason Blum is producing the pic via his Blumhouse banner, along with Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath of Divide/Conquer.

Vengeance is the latest feature to be suspended as more and more Hollywood productions hit pause on shooting. Saturday saw Warner Bros. defer work on The Batman for what is says is a two-week period, while Sony has postponed preproduction on the action-comedy The Man From Toronto and the Massachusetts production of Shrine.

Disney was the first major studio to begin halting shoots, announcing a slew of suspensions Friday morning. By the end of the day, Universal was going on hiatus on Jurassic Park: Dominion and two others.

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