What’s happening with ‘Lady in the Lake’ series

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Natalie Portman, pictured in 2021, stars in Lady in the Lake. (Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

An arrest has been made in connection with the Baltimore incident that halted production of Apple TV+’s upcoming Natalie Portman project. Lady in the lake. However, questions remain about inconsistencies in the story about what happened on set.

Baltimore Police Department told Yahoo Entertainment on Tuesday that officers were called to the set of the Endeavor Content production at approximately 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 “in connection with a crew member.”

“Preliminary information said a crew member had received a verbal threat of violence from a person, who he said was also brandishing a firearm,” the department said in a statement. “At the time, filming was stopped as a precaution.”

Upon investigation, detectives determined “that a local street vendor was upset that he had not been compensated by production for lost business because he was unable to run his clothing store while the crew was filming at that location.”

Agents later identified the seller as Keith L. Brown, 43, of Pikesville, Maryland, whom they arrested on Aug. 29 on suspicion of narcotics.

“Brown informed detectives that he had spoken to a crew member and a security manager and was waiting for paperwork to receive compensation for lost cases on Aug. 26,” the department explained.

Detectives continue to question people during their ongoing investigation.

When production ended on Friday, police had said producers were being threatened by locals who wanted $50,000 to continue filming.

“The production leaders decided to be cautious and reschedule the shooting after finding another location,” department spokesman Chakia Fennoy told the press. Los Angeles Times.

According to the incident report provided by police on Tuesday, they were called after a crew member reported that individuals had brandished a gun at another of the workers, a driver, while demanding money to continue filming. While the crew member initially said he saw the gun, he later said only the driver had seen it. Someone else, from the security team on hand, first said the perpetrators wanted $4,000, but then said it was $50,000. An officer later determined that the “victim’s memory of the incident changed during the investigation.”

Endeavor Content did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.

On Monday, however, the company issued a statement: The Hollywood Reporter:

“Friday afternoon, on the Baltimore set of our production Lady in the Lake, prior to the arrival of the cast and crew… a driver from our production crew was confronted by two men, one of whom brandished a gun pointed at our driver, and then they fled the location. We are working with the Baltimore Police Department while the investigation continues. The safety and security of our crew, cast and everyone who works on our productions is our top priority, and we are grateful that no one was injured. Production will resume with increased security measures in the future. It was a privilege to film Lady in the Lake in Baltimore, in partnership with its vibrant community in many areas.”

Lady in the Lake is a limited series based on Laura Lippman’s 2019 crime novel of the same name, inspired by two disappearances in 1960s Baltimore. Portman plays Maddie Schwartz, a bored housewife who chooses to leave her husband to become a crime reporter.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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