Filming has been halted on Blake Lively's film The Rhythm Section after the actress sustained an injury while shooting scenes in Dublin.

Production was suspended on Monday (December 4) after the 30-year-old Hollywood star injured her hand while shooting one of the film's action set pieces.

A spokesperson for the film told The Hollywood Reporter: "Paramount, Global Road and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed that filming has been temporarily suspended on The Rhythm Section as Blake Lively sustained an injury to her hand whilst filming an action sequence.

"Production will resume as soon as possible."

The thriller from Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli sees Lively star in the leading role of Stephanie Patrick, a woman who seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family.

The film is an adaptation of Mark Burnell's novel The Rhythm Section and is being directed by The Handmaid's Tale's Reed Morano.

The Rhythm Section is scheduled to be released cinemas in February 2019.