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Stuart Townsend booted from Thor, Charlize Theron pissed.

01.11.2010

For the second time in a relatively short career, Stuart Townsend has been dropped by a big-time movie just as filming was getting underway. Famously replaced by Viggo Mortensen in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy for allegedly being too young, Townsend has now been dropped by the upcoming Marvel flick THOR where he was set to appear as Fandral. Townsend will be replaced by newcomer Joshua Dallas in the film, which begins filming today in Los Angeles.

While the party line in the Associated Press story was that Townsend, who's in a longtime relationship with Charlize Theron, was replaced due to "creative differences," Harry Knowles at Ain't It Cool broke in with a report that said the actor was fired after showing up over six hours late for a screen test. I'm sure there's more to it than that, but I'm also sure there's more to it than "creative differences."

THOR, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins is set for a May 6, 2011 release.

Extra Tidbit: He didn't get fired off of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN though he probably wishes he did.
Source: APAint It Cool

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8:13AM on 01/12/2010

um...

REALLY Sulaco, are you 10 years old?





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1:01PM on 01/11/2010 Add as a friend | MCF profile
I've never been 6 hours late TO ANYTHING! This dude is a fag.
REALLY Sulaco, are you 10 years old?





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1:01PM on 01/11/2010 Add as a friend | MCF profile
I've never been 6 hours late TO ANYTHING! This dude is a fag.
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3:53AM on 01/12/2010
IF the 6 Hour lateness is actually true, he deserves every bit of blame he'll get.

If not...then we'll see. "Creative Differences" generally mean something...
IF the 6 Hour lateness is actually true, he deserves every bit of blame he'll get.

If not...then we'll see. "Creative Differences" generally mean something...
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7:51PM on 01/11/2010

Huh?

I don't see anything in this article about Charlize being pissed.
I don't see anything in this article about Charlize being pissed.
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5:22PM on 01/11/2010

Knowles???

I won't be surprised if I get a lot of heat for saying this, but I think Harry Knowles is a bit of a jackass. I respect what he's accomplished with Ain'tItCool News, but the man can come off as self-absorbed.

I also don't consider him the most reliable source these days. A while back he boasted about an "inside scoop" on the next Batman flick, a film which isn't even in pre-production yet and has seen absolutely no confirmation whatsoever.
I won't be surprised if I get a lot of heat for saying this, but I think Harry Knowles is a bit of a jackass. I respect what he's accomplished with Ain'tItCool News, but the man can come off as self-absorbed.

I also don't consider him the most reliable source these days. A while back he boasted about an "inside scoop" on the next Batman flick, a film which isn't even in pre-production yet and has seen absolutely no confirmation whatsoever.
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6:54AM on 01/12/2010
That's why I quit AICN years ago and came here. Haven't looked back. He used to get into attacks against people who posted on his site. I never understood the loyalty of people who stayed with it.
That's why I quit AICN years ago and came here. Haven't looked back. He used to get into attacks against people who posted on his site. I never understood the loyalty of people who stayed with it.
4:57PM on 01/11/2010

Shame

I think Townsend is underrated and would like to see him in more work. I always wondered why we didn't see more of him, and it seems the reason is unprofessionalism.

Shame.
I think Townsend is underrated and would like to see him in more work. I always wondered why we didn't see more of him, and it seems the reason is unprofessionalism.

Shame.
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4:25PM on 01/11/2010
Lol even though he did it to himself, after losing LOTR he must be so pissed about this. He's not exactly an actor who gets decent work thrown at him.
Lol even though he did it to himself, after losing LOTR he must be so pissed about this. He's not exactly an actor who gets decent work thrown at him.
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1:19PM on 01/11/2010

Theron has no right to be pissed

Showing up even one minute late is considered extremely unprofessional, let alone six hours. She should be pissed off at him (I'm assuming she's pissed about him getting fired). It's good to see a newcomer take his place. We need some new actors.
Showing up even one minute late is considered extremely unprofessional, let alone six hours. She should be pissed off at him (I'm assuming she's pissed about him getting fired). It's good to see a newcomer take his place. We need some new actors.
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1:01PM on 01/11/2010
I've never been 6 hours late TO ANYTHING! This dude is a fag.
I've never been 6 hours late TO ANYTHING! This dude is a fag.
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12:28PM on 01/11/2010

he sucks

I mean has he made a movie in 10 years, last thing I saw him in was Queen of Damned and he killed that movie all by himself he was so bad. Theron must feel like a cougar, dating him has to be embarassing when hanging out with other actors because he no longer is one.
I mean has he made a movie in 10 years, last thing I saw him in was Queen of Damned and he killed that movie all by himself he was so bad. Theron must feel like a cougar, dating him has to be embarassing when hanging out with other actors because he no longer is one.
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12:25PM on 01/11/2010

6 hours late???

Yeah, that'll do it every time. Think what would happen to you if you showed up 6 hours late to work. Nice one, dumbass.
Yeah, that'll do it every time. Think what would happen to you if you showed up 6 hours late to work. Nice one, dumbass.
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12:25PM on 01/11/2010
Good! If I showed up 6 hours late for a shift I'd get fired too. The hollywood actors need to stop being snobby a holes and be grateful they have a job in these tough economic times. Make him an example I say. And Theron needs to get the fuck over it and do HER job and not worry about her lazy boyfriend...
Good! If I showed up 6 hours late for a shift I'd get fired too. The hollywood actors need to stop being snobby a holes and be grateful they have a job in these tough economic times. Make him an example I say. And Theron needs to get the fuck over it and do HER job and not worry about her lazy boyfriend...
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11:53AM on 01/11/2010
beware the wrath of branagh.
beware the wrath of branagh.
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10:08AM on 01/11/2010

Well...

Hey, 6 hours late is MORE than enough - especially when you have a classically trained actor/director at the helm. You just don't do it.
Hey, 6 hours late is MORE than enough - especially when you have a classically trained actor/director at the helm. You just don't do it.
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10:36AM on 01/11/2010
Quite right old boy. My sentiments exactly!
Quite right old boy. My sentiments exactly!
9:23AM on 01/11/2010
Haha, what a loser. If that is truly the only reason he got fired (which is unlikely), that is pretty funny. Poor Charlize.
Haha, what a loser. If that is truly the only reason he got fired (which is unlikely), that is pretty funny. Poor Charlize.
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