Ryan P. exits Exorcist
Ryan Phillippe was originally scheduled to star as Father William Francis in the upcoming EXORCIST prequel, but has left the production due to a scheduling conflict. Replacing Phillippe in the John Frankenheimer (RONIN) film is actor Gabriel Mann (SUMMER CATCH). The specific project that caused the conflict for Phillippe was not named but it's possible that he just wants to stay home and have sex with his wife, Reese Witherspoon. Sounds a lot better than going to Africa to film a scary movie. In any event, Liam Neeson will star in the film as Father Merrin who meets Satan for the first time in post-WWII Africa.