Disney Reportedly Took Out a Huge Insurance Policy on Carrie Fisher in 2012


carrie-fisher-forceeditedDisney could to receive an insurance payout of up to $50 million because of a policy the company took out on Carrie Fisher in 2012, according to a report from Insurance Insider. The policy covers contract protection in the event that Fisher was unable to fulfill her obligations for upcoming films in the Star Wars franchise. According to the report, this would be the largest single personal accident claim in history.

Fisher had already wrapped filming on Episode VIII, which is set to be released in January 2017, according to reports, but filming on the third of the new movies has not started.

It’s unclear how Disney plans to handle the passing of Fisher, who died December 27th at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack while on a plane. Lots of fans are hoping they won’t use CGI in the third film.

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