MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – The filming in Mexico of a big budget Steven Spielberg-produced Amazon mini-series, starring Spanish actor Javier Bardem, has been suspended due to concerns about the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to cast and crew on Friday (March 13) and seen by Reuters.
The production entitled Mexica, which centers on the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, began filming two weeks ago on location in Mexico City.
Mexico has so far confirmed 26 cases of coronavirus.
Only a skeletal wrap crew will continue working through next week, and cast and crew were informed that production might resume in December depending on how the public health crisis develops.
The project's budget is believed to be tens of millions of dollars, and dozens of local contractors will be affected by the suspension.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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