‘Star Wars’ production company charged over Harrison Ford’s broken leg – CNN International
Company representatives are set to appear May 12 in a court in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to face the four charges.
HSE said Foodles was the company responsible for producing the smash hit film and, as such, was responsible under British health and safety law for managing risks involved in the production.
The company is based at the same west London address as a number of Disney-owned companies, including ESPN. Disney purchased Lucasfilm from “Star Wars” creator George Lucas in 2012.
Ford acknowledged the accident, which required surgery, through a spokeswoman shortly after it occurred. He later teased the movie’s director, J.J. Abrams, about the incident during promotional appearances in December.
The seventh installment of the beloved sci-fi franchise has proved a massive hit with audiences worldwide. Disney said in December that the blockbuster had broken the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history.