The movie was halfway through shooting when production was officially halted. Filming had begun in Hoboken, New Jersey in early May. Production was shut down because the movie’s producers failed to convince the WGA that the co-financing status of Wayfarer Studios meant that the movie was within WGA guidelines. However, the WGA has ruled that this does not mean that the film is within their guidelines and so production has been shut down until the strikes are over. Deadline reported that their sources claimed around 140 people are now out of jobs because of this shut-down.