Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell Tweet That They’re Safe After On-Set Gunfire ReportBy: Shana Norris - November 17, 2013
Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell turned to Twitter on Friday to assure fans they were safe after reports of gunfire on the set of House of Lies.
TMZ broke the news late Friday afternoon.
Apparently the show was shooting a scene in the Nickerson Gardens housing project in South Central Los Angeles, and had drawn a sizable crowd of onlookers. The crowd included members of rival gangs. An argument broke out and gunfire was reported.
According to TMZ, production was moved to a different location after the incident. The House of Lies Twitter and Facebook page were silent on Friday.
The LA Times has called Nickerson Gardens “Los Angeles’ version of no man’s land; one of the city’s most dangerous and volatile housing projects.” It was one of several housing projects built by the city in the Watts neighborhood during World War II.
House of Lies is currently filming its third season. The season will premiere January 12 on Showtime.
Cheadle won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Marty Kaan, a highly successful, decidedly unscrupulous management consultant. Bell plays Kaan’s right-hand woman, Jeannie Van Der Hooven.
TMZ reported that Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who guest stars in season three, was also at the Nickerson Gardens shoot when the gunshots occurred.
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