Reel News: The Drop-Out Edition

Two major casting changes to cover today, which is why this post is titled “The Drop-Out Edition”.  Lately it seems as if everyone has been pulling out of projects lately, leaving casting directors scrambling to find a suitable replacement, here are just a couple of tidbit on the latest drop-outs:

  • Marion Cotillard will not be seen in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis afterall. The newly pregnant Academy Winner announced via her publicist that she would not be appearing in the film due to scheduling conflicts. Or maybe its just because Robert Pattinson was going to be her leading man.  I kid. He’s a pretty decent actor who will now find solace in Keira Knightly as his leading lady. Though not confirmed, it is being rumored that she is next in line for the job.
  • Robert Downey Jr has opted out of  Disney’s Oz, The Great and Powerful. The reason? According to his rep, he was never confirmed to do the film in the first place.  That’s cool though, when all else fails we’ll always have Johnny Depp who is supposedly in talks to take Downey’s place.
  • Will Pride, Prejudice and Zombies ever see the light of day?  First Natalie Portman bails on the project, then David O. Russell walks out on it and now his replacement Mike White has cited that due to  “irreconcilable scheduling problems”  he’s flaking on the project as well.  What’s the deal over there?

In other news:

  • Will Smith is toying with the idea of rebooting  Annie starring his daughter Willow. Honestly, I can’t even be mad at the hustle.
  • Trailers for the most anticipated blockbusters of the summer will debut at Superbowl! Did your favorite make the list?
  • Sacha Baron Cohen to star in ‘The Dictator’, a comedy influenced by Saddam Hussein. This wont end well.
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2 Responses to “Reel News: The Drop-Out Edition”

  1. TheresaZphotography Reply January 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I like Johnny Depp but I’m so burnt out on him now. I was only going to see the Oz movie if RDJ was in it.

    By the way, some of your news paragraphs are showing html code. I re-loaded the page twice and it’s still showing up.

    • Thanks for the heads up! I’ve been having issues w/ the HTML code for a few weeks now.

      As for Depp, totally burnt out on him as well & it’s a shame that he’s become so typecast. So much to the point that he couldn’t even help Jolie carry The Tourist. He needs to regroup. Lol

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