Trivia for The Rhythm Section
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- Filming started in November of 2017. However, due to Blake Lively's hand injury (which occurred in December 2017), filming was halted in February 2018 for Lively's recovery. Filming resumed in June 2018. The film's release date was also delayed at least twice. It was originally scheduled for a 22 February 2019 release, before being delayed ten months, and then being rescheduled again, for release on 31 January 2020.
- The screenplay was written by Mark Burnell, based on the first novel in his Stephanie Patrick series.
- Blake Lively had eight months for defensive driving training, exercising, swimming and climbing.
- One long take of a car chase was shot almost for a week.
- This film surpassed Hoot (2006) as having the worst domestic opening weekend of any film released in more than 3,000 theaters. It grossed just $2,715,384 at 3,049 theaters, for an average of $891 per theater - which also gives it the distinction of being the only film released in over 3,000 theaters to open with less than $1,000 per theater.
- In this movie, Raza Jaffrey plays a journalist with a contact in MI6. Jaffrey previously played an MI6 agent who transfers to MI5 in several seasons of the TV series Spooks (2002).
- In this movie, Jude Law trains a young female, who is played by an actor with the initials BL, the same role as he plays in Captain Marvel.
- During a brutal fight sequence between Jude Law (B) and Blake Lively (Stephanie) that was filmed in just one take after weeks of preparation, Blake broke her hand after delivering a punch to Jude's chest. It is a case of "life imitating art", because in the book, Stephanie Patrick breaks her fingers, though in a different way. The "piece of glass in Stephanie's hand" event, was added to a different fight scene, so that Blake Lively could act later scenes with that hand bandaged up.
- The film was first released about twenty-one years after its source novel of the same name by Mark Burnell had been first published in 1999. Burnell also penned the screenplay for the movie.
- The movie was produced by James Bond film franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. The movie's source novel of the same name was first published in 1999, which was the year that the Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999) was released.
- EON Productions' two 2020 espionage thrillers, The Rhythm Section (2020) and No Time to Die (2020), both experienced major delays to their production and release dates, with each experiencing severe delays at least twice. One delay for each movie was due to an injury of the film's lead star, they being Blake Lively and Daniel Craig respectively.
- At least 60 crew worked on both of EON Productions' 2020 espionage thrillers, The Rhythm Section (2020) and No Time to Die (2020), including both producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
- As seen on a newspaper clipping, the number of people killed, 239, on the ill-fated flight is the same number as were on real-life Malaysian Air Flight MH370.
- Some filming took place in County Wicklow, Ireland, with Lough Dan as a stand-in for the fictional Loch Frey. (Information courtesy of County Wicklow Film Commission.) The map of the Loch depicted in the movie is a renamed copy of the map of Lough Dan. The white cottage in the movie is situated on the north east shore of the Lough, alongside River Cloghoge.