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Russian Wildfires Halt Production on Emile Hirsch's Film

Russian Wildfires Halt Production on Emile Hirsch's Film

Emile Hirsch has been busy in Russia shooting his alien apocalyptic thriller, The Darkest Hour, but no more than 48 hours ago, production was halted for a minimum of two weeks.

Why? Devastating fires have been wreaking havoc across Russia, causing a record heat wave and a smoky haze to pervade the city. Around 700 people are dying everyday, twice the normal death rate.

The 25-year-old actor is currently on his way out of Russia and has taken to The Huffington Post to talk about the issue.

Says Emile, “Most of the 16 million people of Moscow and the countryside surrounding it can’t simply be generously put on a jet like me by a powerful corporation and flown across the world to a home of safety and fresh air. Most of the people will have to stay… May we in return have them stay in our thoughts and hearts through this disaster. And let us not forget what we may all be partially responsible for–the accelerated climate change of our fragile planet.”

Read Emile‘s full blog post at HuffingtonPost.com!

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