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A crewmember on the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt was electrocuted Saturday on the film’s New Orleans set, a rep for the film confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The person, who has not been named, is a member of the off-set rigging crew and was de-rigging a set. The man is currently in the hospital and expected to recover.
“Even though all of our safety protocols were in place, an accident did occur and a crewmember was injured by electricity,” the rep said.
The Dirt is an adaptation of the book of the same name about the iconic glam-metal band and has been in the works since 2003. It was previously set up at Paramount and Focus Features before Netflix took hold of it last year.
In the pic, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) star as guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil, respectively, while Douglas Booth will play Nikki Sixx and Machine Gun Kelly will portray drummer Tommy Lee. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) is directing,
Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac are producing. Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline and Rick Yorn are executive producing. The bandmembers are co-producers on the film as well.
TMZ first reported the news.
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