Blake Lively injured on set

A spokesperson for the production confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on 'The Rhythm Section' as Blake Lively sustained an injury.

FILE: Actress Blake Lively. Picture: Instagram.

LONDON - Blake Lively has been injured during the shoot for upcoming spy thriller The Rhythm Section, with filming temporarily stopped after the incident.

The 30-year-old actress has thrown herself into shooting the upcoming spy thriller, and production has had to be temporarily halted after hurting her hand during an "action sequence" for the film.

In a statement to Us Weekly, a spokesperson for the production confirmed: "Paramount, Global Road (formerly known as IM Global) and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on The Rhythm Section as Blake Lively sustained an injury to her hand whilst filming an action sequence. Production will resume as soon as possible."

Lively - who has been married to Ryan Reynolds for five years, and has daughters James, two, and 13-month-old Ines - is yet to comment on her injury while working on the film.

The Rhythm Section sees The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star appear as Stephanie Patrick, who wants to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family.

Patrick embarks on a mission to find out the truth and becomes a skilled assassin who goes on an action-fuelled hunt to find those responsible for ripping her family apart.

James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson - with their production company EON - are teaming up with _Meadowland _director Reed Moreno on the project that has been adapted from Mark Burnell's forthcoming novel of the same name.

Hollywood starlet Lively rose to fame as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl and was last seen on screen in the edge-of-your-seat thriller The Shallows, admitting she performed stunts for the shark-movie whilst pregnant.

She explained in a behind-the-scenes clip: "They didn't hire a stunt double till the last two weeks of shooting. Every single day there wasn't a single scene that wasn't stunt-heavy.

"Whether I was in the tank or when I was in the ocean, I was about 300 yards away from shore. They would drop me off on this rock that was three feet by three feet."