An Apple TV+ and Endeavor Content material manufacturing shut down on Friday afternoon after Baltimore locals threatened to shoot somebody on the set of the restricted sequence.
In keeping with an announcement from the Baltimore Police Division, “the locals” warned producers of the forthcoming sequence “Lady in the Lake” that they might “come back later this evening [and] shoot someone” in the event that they didn’t cease filming on the 200 block of Park Avenue. The Baltimore residents then advised producers that they might “allow the production to continue” if the producers paid them $50,000.
Tailored from bestselling writer Laura Lippman’s novel of the identical identify, “Lady in the Lake” stars Oscar winner Natalie Portman as a housewife-turned-journalist investigating a homicide, and Emmy nominee Moses Ingram as an activist combating for social justice in Sixties Baltimore.
“The leaders of the production decided to err on the side of caution and reschedule the shoot after they found another location,” Baltimore Police Division spokesperson Chakia Fennoy advised The Instances on Sunday.
A Saturday report from the Baltimore Banner referred to the threat-makers as “drug dealers” and famous that producers declined to pay the $50,000. A consultant for Endeavor Content material didn’t instantly reply Sunday to The Instances’ request for remark.
In April, the Maryland Financial Improvement Assn. introduced that “Lady in the Lake” had begun taking pictures within the state and would proceed filming “throughout the Baltimore region” till October. In keeping with Deadline, Portman can be an government producer on the challenge, co-created by Alma Har’el and Dre Ryan.
“We are excited that Maryland will serve as the backdrop for the television adaptation of this New York Times bestseller,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stated in an announcement earlier this 12 months.
“This type of series generates a positive impact through job creation and revenue for the local businesses that provide goods and services to film and television productions. We look forward to partnering with Endeavor Content in the coming months, and hopefully, on many projects in the future.”