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Jun 23rd
12:29 pm
Sofia is out of 'The Paperboy'  
From Deadline:
Sofia Vergara, who was announced to be part of the cast in the Lee Daniels-directed drama The Paperboy, has just dropped out of the film. These independent films take forever to come together, and when the start date of the movie got pushed back a week, the schedule conflicted with her day job on Modern Family, whose third season will be getting underway by then.

This isn't much of a surprise actually. Once they announced the start date, we were already questioning how they'd work Sofia's schedule out since it was bound to conflict with Modern Family's schedule. Hopefully recasting doesn't cause more delays and hopefully this doesn't also affect Tobey who has The Great Gatsby on deck as well. And really hopefully this doesn't affect Zac's participation in the Bahrani pic.
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Bee: Zac - GQ - Balancing on Car 1jeezbee on June 23rd, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
If it effects Zac's schedule, he shouldn't even think twice which movie to pick. The Bahrani movie is SOOOO much better. Seriously, if he drops out of the Bahrani movie I will cry forever.

The last I've read about The Great Gatsby was a Sep start which is one month later than what it was when the movie was announced in Cannes, so I think Tobey should be fine since his movie got delayed a bit too.

As for Sofía - it's a pity. I hope they find a good replacement, esp since there aren't that many curvey mid 30s to mid 40s actresses out there.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 23rd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Well, this may be a good thing to replace Sofia. I mean I worried about how she was going to play the character well even though she has a distinct accent, unless the character she was supposed to play has an accent like Sofia has. But then again, I don't know much about her character.
Beejeezbee on June 23rd, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
The character doesn't have an accent in the book but making her an immigrant (or something similar) would work well. Imo, her accent would have been no problem.

The bigger problem is finding an actress who embodies the characteristics of the character... and there aren't that many in Hollywood.

Edited at 2011-06-23 09:36 pm (UTC)
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 23rd, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, I didn't know much about the character. Would someone like Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, or even Salma Hayek be a good fit for the character?
Beejeezbee on June 23rd, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Penelope would be great but she just had her baby and I doubt she would take it.

Eva Longoria isn't voluptuous enough (also not a good enough actress; plus her TV show would film during this film as well)

Salma is busy shooting Salvages

Christina Hendricks would be great but she is shooting Mad Men.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 23rd, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
I just realized Eva Longoria would be filming her tv show, and that Salma is shooting Savages.

So maybe Penelope Cruz since the others are busy? Either that or they might get an unknown actress?
Beejeezbee on June 23rd, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
I would love Penelope but as I mentioned above, I think it's unlikely she would be interested in this role.

There are a few other options (and she doesn't have to be Latina) but not that many.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 23rd, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Well it'll be interesting to see who they get as a replacement.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on June 23rd, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
bummer. :( its crazy that a one week delay can change so much.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 23rd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I would just worry about how this affects the scheduling for filming, for Zac on this project and his other projects.

Since I don't know much about Sofia's character in The Paperboy, I don't know who I think they would get to replace her. This is completely random, but one of the comments I read under the article said they think Vanessa should take Sofia's place. Obviously that is a slim to none chance of happening for several reasons, but I thought it was interesting for someone to mention that.
Beejeezbee on June 23rd, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
The only interesting part about that Deadline comment is that the person obviously has absolutely no idea about the character.
Shruticalcified on June 23rd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
lol rude
Shruticalcified on June 23rd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
i mean true but rude
dirty_s0uth: zac - no idea tbhdirty_s0uth on June 24th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
nooo. :(

i hope this doesn't interfere with the bahrani pic.
lilly4848lilly4848 on June 24th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Ok, fine! I'm free, so i'll do it.
sillycececatherish312 on June 25th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
busy woman. she was shooting Three Stooges (is? i don't follow her twitter) and i think she's shooting something else too...but i could be wrong. i follow other twitter ppl from Three Stooges but not her.