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, and based on the first novel in his Stephanie Patrick series.
- It was shot for eight months.
- 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. In the UK television series Spooks ( 2004 to 2007 ) he played Zafar Younis, an MI5 agent.
- 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 powerful 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.
- One of two espionage thrillers made by EON Productions which debut in the same year of 2020. The other film is the James Bond movie 'No Time to Die' (2020). The female-driven 'The Rhythm Section' (2020), which debuted in January 2020, has been given the tag of one of the worst box office openings in history. Contrawise, 'No Time to Die' (2020) is expected to be a massive box-office hit, and ironically, has four strong female characters according to Eve Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris, who has said that with this film, "you have four strong, intelligent women who are responsible for driving the plot forward.".
- The film was made and 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 the 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 James Bond film 'The World is not Enough' was first released.
- The production and release dates of both of EON Productions two 2020 espionage thrillers, 'The Rhythm Section' (2020) and 'No Time to Die' (2020), both experienced major delays and each experienced 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.
- About at least fifty crew worked on both of EON Productions' two 2020 espionage thrillers, 'The Rhythm Section' (2020) and 'No Time to Die' (2020). This included both head producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.