Get­ting the chop...

AS KEVIN SPACEY IS DROPPED FROM A FILM SIX WEEKS BE­FORE ITS RE­LEASE AF­TER HRS TAKES A LOOK AT OTHER AC­TORS WHO GOT THE BOOT LAST MINUTE

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FBack in 2014, Shai­lene was cast as Mary Jane Wat­son in the se­cond in­stall­ment of the Spi­der­man se­ries, Rachel filmed for Ter­rence Mal­ick’s

but her role never saw the light of day. The ro­man­tic drama re­volves around a man who re­con­nects with a woman from his child­hood af­ter his mar­riage starts to crack. Ter­rence also cut char­ac­ters played by Jes­sica Chas­tain, Amanda Peet, Michael Sheen and Barry Pep­per who had all shot scenes for the film. The film­maker is known to chop ac­tors last minute so most of the cast wasn’t sur­prised. In the 1994 thriller Ash­ley was ini­tially cast as a young wit­ness who tes­ti­fies against a se­rial killer cou­ple. In the in­tense court­room drama scene, the ac­cused hus­band Mickey Knox (Woody Har­rel­son) stabs her with a pen­cil, but the en­tire scene was deleted from the film due to time con­straints. Uma was cast as the mother of a hip­pie girl Ophe­lia played by Blake Lively in the 2012 film But de­spite shoot­ing for sev­eral scenes in the crime thriller, her part was even­tu­ally chopped. Oliver Stone said that they had to con­sol­i­date so much that they had no choice but to edit out Uma’s char­ac­ter. Blake said at a press event for the film, “Her mom is off with her eight dif­fer­ent hus­bands. It’s a shame that you will miss that, in the movie. It was re­ally beau­ti­ful stuff with Uma Thur­man, and I think it re­ally told a lot more of how a girl could end up this way...” A few years ago, Colin was cast as the voice of Padding­ton bear in the 2014 film

How­ever, dur­ing pro­duc­tion, Colin and the pro­duc­tion com­pany de­cided to go their own ways. The trailer for the film had al­ready been re­leased at the time. The ac­tor con­firmed his exit at the time, stat­ing, “It’s been bit­ter­sweet to see this de­light­ful crea­ture take shape and come to the sad re­al­i­sa­tion that he sim­ply doesn’t have my voice.” He was re­placed by Ben Whishaw af­ter di­rec­tor Paul King felt it needed a “slightly more open and younger voice.”

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