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
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.”