The altercation on the set of ‘The White House Plumbers’ is believed to have included director/executive producer David Mandel and a props department employee.
The filming of HBO’s forthcoming limited series The White House Plumbers has been halted as the network probes complaints of unprofessionalism on set.
Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson will appear in the five-part mini-series, which will chronicle the real story of Nixon’s own political conspirators and Watergate schemers, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), who inadvertently brought down the presidency they were fervently defending.
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According to Deadline, the filming stoppage was sparked by an on-set argument between series helmer and exec producer David Mandel and a props department employee. The first incident occurred on 4th August, and a second confrontation may have transpired a day later.
According to the publication, the second incident ended with the series’s prop department supposedly resigning in protest. When the call sheet was distributed on Thursday night, everyone involved in the production was told of the delay. It is unknown when the show will recommence filming.
HBO said in a statement,
HBO has received reports of alleged unprofessional behavior on the set of White House Plumbers. We take very seriously our responsibility to ensure a respectful work environment on all our productions, and we are investigating the matter fully.
No release date has been set yet for The White House Plumbers.