Man Dies On Set Of Jennifer Garner's Film
An assistant propmaster died on the set of Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner?s new movie, “The Kingdom,? according to NBC News.
Parts of the film were being shot in Mesa, located to the east of Phoenix.
Just after shooting ended Saturday, Nick Papac, 25, of Los Angeles was driving an all-terrain vehicle on the freeway, which had been closed to the public, NBC reported.
Papac crashed the golf-cart-sized vehicle into a SUV carrying the director of the film, according to a press release from officials with the movie.
After paramedics with Universal Pictures/Forward Pass attended to Papac, he was airlifted to a local hospital, where he died a few hours later from severe head injuries, according to NBC.
NBC reported that no one else was injured in the crash.
Papac?s father, longtime Hollywood propmaster Mike Papac, flew to Arizona and was with Nick at the time of his death, NBC reported.
Filming of the movie was suspended on Sunday and will resume on Wednesday, NBC reported.
Papac?s death was the second, far worse, accident that has plagued ?The Kingdom.?
Garner passed out due to the heat while filming the movie last week, according to an online report.
However, Access Hollywood has confirmed the actress is doing fine and is back at work.
On Friday, Access obtained this exclusive statement from Jen’s rep:
“Jennifer wasn’t feeling well after working all day Friday (August 4) in the Arizona heat, went to the hospital and was released the next morning. She is back on set and healthy.”
On Saturday, August 12, Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush sat down with Garner’s husband, Ben Affleck, to find out the latest on Jen’s condition.
“How is Jen doing?” Billy asked.
“She’s great. Absolutely fabulous,” Ben said. “Today she’s in a desert, upside-down spinning around in car that’s pretending to have been blown up in 110-degree heat in Phoenix.”
“Kingdom” follows a team of U.S. government agents that is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
The film also stars Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman.
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