Recently, two people working on the set of the Netflix Western “The Harder They Fall” tested positive for COVID-19. This caused Netflix to halt the movie’s production.
The production stopped last Thursday. However, Netflix refused to reveal the identity of the people infected and declined to make any further comments on this matter. At this stage, it is not clear when the production will resume. As per norms, productions wait around 2 weeks before resuming.
According to the The New Mexico Environment Department, between 8th-19th October, Netflix declared five positive tests. At least two among them were for “The Harder They Fall”.
The production crew has been adhering to strict safety guidelines. They have been wearing face masks and following social distancing. Moreover, the cast and the crew have been taking tests every week.
The production stopped in March due to the onset of the pandemic. They resumed late September and according to Amber Dodson, New Mexico State Film Office Director, it was the only production resuming work until the end of last week.
In the movie, Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) finds out about the release of his enemy, Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) from prison. So he brings together his gang to hunt him down.