Uh-oh! The production of Liz & Dick may be in serious trouble once again!
And no, this time it isn't because of Lindsay Lohan!
While the actress has been notorious in the past for crying 'exhaustion' every time she got too messed up and missed her call-times, it appears that there may be some validity behind her latest incident on the set of the Lifetime movie, as two other crewmembers were hospitalized for the very same reasons over the weekend!
And now, two Hollywood unions have launched full investigations to ensure that the project isn't exceeding labor laws! And if Lindsay was accurate when she said via Twitter that she worked 85 hours in 4 days, then it could be a serious issue!
According to a statement from SAG-AFTRA, which represents actors:
“We're looking into this matter, but can't yet provide any verified information. Our people are on it. Our contracts protect members on the job, and if these kinds of situations are occurring and our members advise us about it, we will contact production and make certain that the contract is being adhered to in all aspects – particularly including performers’ safety.”
And a source close to IATSE, the union representing crewmembers, elaborates:
"Tthe Business Agents are looking into long hours on the production.”
However producer Larry Thompson maintains:
“We have not been contacted by anyone at SAG-AFTRA about any complaint … (nor) by anyone at IATSE about any investigation. We are in total compliance with all Guild regulations on Liz & Dick.”
We certainly hope so!
Given the amount of drama that has plagued this production so far, it would make sense for production to want to get as much of it filmed as quickly as possible just to ensure that there's a finished product, but if they keep going at this rate, it won't matter at all, because they'll get shut down!
Here's hoping that this all will get resolved and the rest of the shoot can go off without a hitch!
But something tells us that's not gonna happen!
[Image via WENN.]
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