Blake Lively injured on set of The Rhythm Section

Blake Lively
Blake Lively has been injured during filming. Photo credit: Getty

Blake Lively has been injured on the set of her new film, The Rhythm Section, suspending production on the spy thriller.

In a statement on Monday (local time), the studio confirmed that Gossip Girl star Lively injured her hand, while filming an action sequence.

"Paramount, Global Road... and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on The Rhythm Section, as Blake Lively sustained an injury to her hand whilst filming an action sequence," a spokesperson wrote. "Production will resume as soon as possible."

The studio wouldn't confirm the extent of the injury or whether it would impact the film's release, scheduled for February 22, 2019.

The Rhythm Section is a spy thriller, based on one of Mark Burnell's series of novels about heroine Stephanie Patrick.

Lively plays the lead role in the film, as a woman who adopts an assassin's identity to investigate her family's death in a plane crash. 

The Handmaid's Tale executive producer Reed Morano is directing the thriller.