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Just a month after Rosario Dawson entered talks to play Dr. Celia Reyes in 20th Century Fox's The New Mutants, the actress has backed out of the role, with Alice Braga stepping in to replace her. No reason for Rosario Dawson's departure was given, but with production slated to begin next month in Boston, it's easy to see why a replacement was found so quickly. It hasn't been confirmed how many other roles still need to be filled as we get closer and closer to production getting under way.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this casting update, with Alice Braga joining an ensemble that already includes a talented cast of youngsters. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams plays Wolfsbane, with Split star Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, 13 Reasons Why star Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton as Cannonball and The Originals star Blu Hunt as Mirage. »
Let’s make something clear up front: Tim Allen is doing just fine. Dude’s on the sixth season of his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing in addition to regularly raking in those sweet, sweet Toy Story and Home Improvement residuals. Still, you might be wondering why you don’t see Allen in movies anymore, and that’s the question this video from Looper attempts to answer in “Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Tim Allen Anymore.”
The video spans a number of topics, from the staleness of Allen’s “man’s man” schtick to the clock ticking down on his franchise work and the commercial and critical failure of his stand-alone projects (outside of Galaxy Quest, of course, which rules). One curiosity the video only touches on briefly was Allen’s quick stab at drama, which found him superbly cast in David Mamet’s unsung Redbelt. In it, Allen’s »
- Randall Colburn
2 items from 2017
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