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Entertainment Crewmember Hospitalized After On-Set Accident on Sony's Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers Movie (Report)

09:54  12 october  2018
09:54  12 october  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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A sound crewmember on the Tom Hanks -starring Mister Rogers biopic has died after he fell two stories from a Mount Lebanon, Pa., building Thursday night on the set of the film, according to the Associated Press and numerous reports . The AP reported that James Emswiller, 61, fell off a

"You Are My Friend," starring Tom Hanks as Mr . Rogers and based on a true story, is currently filming in and around Pittsburgh area. James Emswiller, Emmy-Winning Sound Mixer, Dies at 61 After Fall on Set of Tom Hanks ’ Mr . Rogers Movie . Movie about children’ s TV host Mr . Rogers is currently

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A sound technician fell two stories from a Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, building on the set of Tom Hanks-starring Mister Rogers biographical film Thursday night, police told local television station Channel 11 news.

According to police, a 65-year-old sound mixer from Pittsburgh fell while taking a smoke break in between filming scenes. Pedestrians nearby reportedly heard a noise only to discover that the man had fallen from a balcony.

Police reported that the man was taken to UPMC Mercy and is now in critical condition.

The upcoming Marielle Heller-directed film will star Hanks as the star of the long-running, beloved children’s TV series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The biopic is being helmed from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf are producing via their Big Beach Films, along with Youree Henley. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster are executive producing alongside Big Beach's Leah Holzer.

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Crew member 'falls to death' on set of new Tom Hanks film. Sony Pictures and TriStar Pictures have issued a statement regarding Emswiller’ s death. Read more First Look at Tom Hanks as Mr . Rogers in New Film Tim Allen ‘couldn’t get through’ emotional ‘Toy Story 4’ scene Tom Hanks to star

A sound technician on the upcoming Mr . Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks died after an accident on the film’ s Pennsylvania set on Thursday night. Around 7:30 pm, Emswiller fell over the brick wall of an apartment building while taking a smoke break on the deck. Police told the news station that the

Rogers — who died in 2003 — also served as the subject of the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The untitled Rogers film is scheduled to be released next October.

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Sony, Big Beach Films and the Mt. Lebanon PD and has not yet received a response.

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