Eddie Murphy & Keke Palmer’s New Film Halts Production After Several Crew Members Are Injured On Set In ‘Freak Accident’

Eddie Murphy, Keke Palmer

 Eddie Murphy & Keke Palmer’s New Film Halts Production After Several Crew Members Are Injured On Set In ‘Freak Accident’

A new movie starring Eddie Murphy and Keke Palmer has temporarily suspended production.

According to reports, several crew members on the set were injured recently after a car and a truck collided with one another, halting the film’s production.

The movie, titled The Pick Up, is reportedly an Amazon MGM studio production. A person close to the project confirmed that multiple staffers were wounded on the Georgia set on Monday (April 22nd) when a truck “locked up” and hit another vehicle. The source stated that injuries included bumps, bruises, and broken bones and that two of the crew members had to be hospitalized, though they’re expected to make a full recovery. It’s noted that none of the movie’s stars, including Eddie Murphy, Keke Palmer, nor Pete Davidson were present when the incident occurred.

Keke Palmer

The source added that all safety precautions had been taken and the scene was well rehearsed, ultimately attributing the incident to a “freak accident”

They reportedly stated:

“It was a completely freak accident… It wasn’t even a complicated or dangerous stunt.”

Eddie Murphy

The source continued:

“Unfortunately, the sequence did not go as planned and several members of the crew were injured as a result. We are still in the process of gathering facts on what happened and why, but first and foremost our thoughts are with those who are recovering…The well-being of the entire crew and cast is our first priority, and we will continue to insist on the highest industry standards of safety while filming. All safety precautions were reviewed prior to and monitored during the shoot.”

Eddie Murphy & Keke Palmer on set of The Pick Up’

At this time, there have been no key details shared about the victims, nor when production is expected to resume. It does not appear that Eddie Murphy nor Keke Palmer have spoken publicly about the incident.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson