On Aug. 26, “Lady in the Lake” was forced to rush to a new location after members of the production team were threatened with gun violence (via Deadline). According to police, several threatening individuals were involved and the incident happened during filming. The men reportedly threatened to shoot someone and wanted money from the production — a sum of $50,000 per The Baltimore Banner.
“Production executives decided to play it safe and postpone filming after finding another location,” Baltimore Police Department spokesman James Moses said of the incident.
According to production studio Endeavor Content, the incident occurred on location before the cast and crew arrived and involved two men who pointed a gun at the production’s driver. Regardless, it appears no money has changed hands and production is continuing as planned – albeit with an upgrade on the security front.
“The safety of our crew, cast and everyone working on our productions is our top priority and we are grateful that no one was injured,” the studio said in a statement. “Production will be resumed with increased safety measures in the future.”
The studio’s statement also praised the overall experience of working in Baltimore and confirmed that work on Lady in the Lake is continuing in the area.