A violent incident is being reported on the set of the new movie from the director of “Gravity” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” Alfonso Cuaron. The incident reportedly left at least five crew members injured.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, crew members working on the untitled film became involved in an altercation with local authorities who were trying to shut down the production in a dispute over permits. The period drama is shooting in Mexico City.
“Additionally, the crew has filed a crime report alleging that during the incident some members were robbed of their personal belongings, including cellphones, wallets and jewelry,” THR reports.
The film’s producer reportedly presented a permit issued by the Mexico City Film Commission.
“Initial media reports suggested the crew had been attacked by a group of armed assailants, but Mexico City’s Public Security Secretariat issued a statement saying ‘in no moment was the crew a victim of a robbery,'” THR adds.