Stunt crew injured during production of Gladiator sequel

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Several people have been injured on the set of the Gladiator film sequel after a “stunt sequence” went wrong.

The film’s production company Paramount Pictures said: “While filming a planned stunt sequence on the set of the Gladiator sequel, an accident occurred during which several crew members experienced non-life threatening injuries.

“The safety and full medical services teams onsite were able to act quickly so that those who were impacted immediately received necessary care.

“They are all in stable condition and continue to receive treatment.

“The wellbeing of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us, and we have strict health and safety procedures in place on all our productions.

“We will continue monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions as we resume production.”

Sir Ridley Scott, who directed the original award-winning film, is returning for the second instalment.

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The sequel, which has not yet been given an official title, is being filmed in Morocco.

It will star Irish actor Paul Mescal and, according to US media, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, The Last Of Us star Pedro Pascal, Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn and Connie Nielsen, who acted in the original.

In the first film, Crowe starred as Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus and Richard Harris as Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

The original film was released in 2000 and its sequel is expected to hit cinemas late in 2024.

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