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Jun 27th
01:59 pm
'The Paperboy': A not big surprise and a BIG surprise...  
THR provided updates on The Paperboy cast today... one not surprise:
Maguire dropped out of the project last week, throwing a wrench into the proceedings and causing the shoot to be pushed back. The delay then intruded on Vergara’s Modern Family shooting schedule, prompting her to drop out of Paperboy on Friday.

We knew that Tobey's involvement on The Great Gatsby (among other things perhaps) might affect his involvement and indeed it did.

The BIG SURPRISE though is who they are reportedly trying to get to replace Sofia Vergara
But the producers are acting quickly to buttress up the cast and are now in talks with Nicole Kidman to step into Vergara’s shoes.

Nicole Kidman does't quite fit what I expected of Charlotte's character (ok not really at all)... but she's awesome so I'll give this the benefit of the doubt, lol. Plus there really just aren't a lot of curvy actresses, so it was always a question of who (aside from the obvious - but already busy - choice Christina Hendricks) could fill such a role.

The casting issues could seriously mangle with The Paperboy's shooting schedule, even more than they already did. Nicole was cast in Stoker which is reportedly filming August 8. Of course, all of this could be a good (really good) thing for his involvement in the Bahrani pic. I feel like some decision must be around the corner (or already have been made) since they have a go date for Bahrani and are actively moving on it. Still crossing my fingers.
Mood: amusedamused
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Bee: Zac - People Sex - Flipped Collar 1jeezbee on June 27th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
When I read that The Great Gatsby starts now in Sep instead of Oct, I thought Tobey was "safe" - I guess not. But Baz Luhrman is also known for an extensive pre-prod and rehearsal schedule and I've read on Hugh Jackman's twitter a few days ago that he left for Australia... so perhaps I shouldn't be surprised after all.

As for Nicole Kidman - I'm on the same side as ehs_wildcats that I have trouble seeing her in the role but who knows. She is definitely an excellent actress and credibility-wise a step up from Sofía (as much as I like her).

However, Tobey's role isn't that easy to fill either, so we'll have to see who they have in mind as replacement for him.

Having all that said, if Nicole's involvement would mean they move the start date for Paperboy to a time after she finished filming Stoker, like early October and that means Zac could do the Bahrani pic while she films her movie, I'll be very grateful for her involvement and happily have her in the movie (not that anyone would ask me but yk).

Crossing my fingers, toes and whatever else can be crossed for Zac being able to film the Bahrani movie.
xdecemberskiesxdecemberskies on June 27th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Couldn't they replace Tobey with Topher Grace or Andrew Garfield etc etc? And I love Nicole :D
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Although we don't know what role Tobey was cast in for sure, I don't think Topher or Andrew fit any role particularly well, unfortunately.
Bee: Oopsiejeezbee on June 28th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I just noticed the first sentence didn't make much sense since I mixed up the month.

What I wanted to say is that The Great Gatsby seems now to start filming in Sep instead of August, not October. And that delay might have meant he was safe.

Having said that, Tobey might very well dropped out for other reasons. Perhaps he didn't want to portray a bad guy when he has a lawsuit going against him for illegal poker games.
redundancy is not elaborationthelightisdim on June 27th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
I think someone like Casey Affleck could replace Tobey... I don't know if he already has a movie to shoot this summer tho.

Or maybe Scott Speedman? And since Sofia is out, maybe Rodrigo Santoro could bring some latin blood to this project again lol

I don't know, i'm just wondering here... I haven't even touched the book yet so I have no idea what kind of person we are looking for here. Since they might be on a rush to get Tobey replaced they might not be able to get a high caliber actor.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
The thing that is hard is we don't know for sure who Tobey was cast as. Lee Daniels said a bad boy which probably rules out Zac's character's brother. Though I still can't quite picture Matthew McConaughey as Zac's 10-year-older brother... so.

But if Tobey was a bad boy character, then he is either the killer or the older brother's slimy writing partner (who really is described as someone far more like Matt than Tobey).

I think Scott Speedman could work for either potentially. Casey maybe for the killer. I am still thinking about other options.
Shruticalcified on June 27th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
I will deck Zef in the face - THROUGH THE THEATER SCREEN - every time he ogles my austere queen.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 27th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
lol the idea of zac perving on nicole is hard for me to comprehend tbqh. him perving on sofia was way easier to imagine.

but, on the plus side, maybe they can karaoke moulin rouge songs together in their down time.
Bee: Zac - Interview Mag w/ woman coloredjeezbee on June 27th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Motorboat, motorboat!
Shruticalcified on June 27th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)

Bee: Zac – Leno - b/w - touching hair - smilijeezbee on June 28th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I couldn't resist when Cady told me your reaction to it.

But yk, the scene itself is still in, they just cut off a few seconds earlier and you never know what happens on set...
annabelle83 on June 28th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
WHAT? Sorry to interrupt, but what motorboat are you guys are talking about?
Bee: Zac - GQ - Lying on Car 1jeezbee on June 29th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
It's just an inside joke. And not really a boat.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on June 27th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm sad to see Tobey Maguire drop out of The Paperboy; I would have really liked to see him and Zac work together. The only positive thing is that Nicole Kidman may be in now which I like only because I like her as a better actress than Sofia. Keep in mind that I don't know anything about the characters, but based solely off actresses, then I prefer Nicole Kidman to Sofia.

If what you're saying about shooting schedules for The Paperboy and the Bahrani film, then that makes me very happy because then Zac may be able to do both.
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on June 27th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Bye Tobey.

I'm interested to see how Nicole would translate as Charlotte (although physically Sofia fit the character to a tee). There's that flick Nicole did with Joaquin, To Die For, so I'd definitely believe her as a seductress.