“A team member from Fantastic Beasts 3 has tested positive for COVID-19,”
a Warner Bros. spokesperson told Variety.
“The diagnosis was confirmed as a result of required and ongoing testing that all production employees receive, and the team member is currently in isolation. Out of an abundance of caution, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ paused production and will be back up in accordance with safety guidelines.”
Based on characters created by J.K. Rowling, the “Harry Potter” spinoff was in production at the Warner Bros. studio facility in Leavesden, U.K. It is directed by David Yates, who also directed the first two instalments of the franchise and several “Harry Potter” films, and stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law.
The production caught headlines already last year due to Mads Mikkelsen replacing Johnny Depp just prior to production starting.
It was due to begin filming in March 2020, but the first wave of the pandemic pushed shooting back to September.
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