After the end of the production of Blade and Thunderbolts, it is the turn of Unstoppable. The shooting of Ben Affleck's next feature film has just been interrupted because of the writers' strike that has hit Hollywood for several weeks. Cameras began taking the first frames of the film with Jennifer Lopez in the title role just two weeks ago.
The actor, who started directing in 2007 with Gone Baby Gone, goes back behind the camera to tell a story inspired by the life of Anthony Robles, an American wrestling champion born one-legged. The feature film is the second from the production company he co-founded with Matt Damon. The first film produced by the company and broadcast on the Prime Video platform, Air, looked back at the collaboration between basketball player Michael Jordan and the sports brand Nike.
An exceptional strike
Other big productions have already been halted with this strike. Marvel Studios has announced the cessation of their two productions, Blade and Thunderbolds. On the series side, the filming of the Rings of Powers and Stranger Things has also been postponed with the extension of the social movement.
In the absence of an agreement with the major studios, the powerful union of American screenwriters (the Writers Guild of America) ordered its troops to go on strike in May.
The screenwriters, who are demanding higher pay, minimum guarantees for more stable employment and a better sharing of the profits generated by the streaming industry, felt that the studios' responses to their demands were "totally inadequate given the existential crisis that the writers are facing". ». The profession explained that it is now struggling to make a living from its profession due to stagnant wages and inflation.