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Why is Thomas Jane getting the boot from Stallone's Headshot?

May. 27, 2011by:

Last month, we brought you the exclusive news that Thomas Jane was set to join Sylvester Stallone in Walter Hill's HEADSHOT. Today, we bring you the unfortunate news that Thomas Jane may not be in HEADSHOT after all. And that's not the most shocking part of the story.

Last night, Ain't It Cool posted a rumor that Jane, cast by Stallone and Hill for the role of Sly's sidekick in the film, is on the outs now that the film is set up at Joel Silver's Dark Castle. The boys at Arrow in the Head were able to confirm that the film's new producers want Jane out and are looking to force the hands of Stallone and Hill to recast the role.

But why? AITH is reporting that Silver, who produced 48 HRS., THE LAST BOY SCOUT and LETHAL WEAPON, feels the movie would play better with Stallone working off a black co-star. It's a formula Silver has used time and again and is now trying to rework HEADSHOT into that mold. So not only would Jane be gone, but they'd be rewriting the character to be more "ethnic" and, as AITH puts it, follow the old "he's white, he's black, they don't like each other but dammit they're going to get the job done!" schtick. It's a formula that has worked on movies before (and movies that I've enjoyed) but tearing apart a movie to fit that formula? That's just stupid.

From what we're confirmed from our sources, Jane's departure is not a done deal yet. He had signed on to the role so getting rid of him isn't that easy. But Silver and his company want him out and are actively looking to replace him. What can you do? Let your voice be heard. If you think Stallone and Tom Jane in a Walter Hill movie sounds like something you're dying to see (which I quite frankly am), then say so in the comments below and maybe clearer heads will prevail.

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1:22PM on 05/27/2011
Tom Jane IS ethnic. He's anglo-saxon. That's an ethnicity, ain't it?
Tom Jane IS ethnic. He's anglo-saxon. That's an ethnicity, ain't it?
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1:24PM on 05/27/2011
I want Danny Glover to be in it and say nothing but "I'm too old for this shit".

NOTHING but that
I want Danny Glover to be in it and say nothing but "I'm too old for this shit".

NOTHING but that
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1:25PM on 05/27/2011

sigh

Maybe Silver can take a page out of Bay's play book and make the black side kick horribly stereotypical since it's as about a good of an idea of making the change in the first place?
Maybe Silver can take a page out of Bay's play book and make the black side kick horribly stereotypical since it's as about a good of an idea of making the change in the first place?
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1:30PM on 05/27/2011

I hereby nominate Joel Silver for movie jail!

Just pull a Tropic Thunder, and have Jane get surgery to change his skin pigmintation.

In all seriousness, this is just stupid. If Jane is off the project, its off my 'must-see in theaters' list. Get bent Joel Silver.
Just pull a Tropic Thunder, and have Jane get surgery to change his skin pigmintation.

In all seriousness, this is just stupid. If Jane is off the project, its off my 'must-see in theaters' list. Get bent Joel Silver.
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1:31PM on 05/27/2011
I'm pretty sure Chris Tucker is available.
I'm pretty sure Chris Tucker is available.
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1:40PM on 05/27/2011
Thomas Jane is awesome, he makes every movie better. He was really the only reason I was interested in that movie.
I don't know which black actor they could go with to replace him..Maybe Wesley Snipes be a good choice since they already starred together once, they are both action stars and he's an old guy too :P... Is he still in jail?
Thomas Jane is awesome, he makes every movie better. He was really the only reason I was interested in that movie.
I don't know which black actor they could go with to replace him..Maybe Wesley Snipes be a good choice since they already starred together once, they are both action stars and he's an old guy too :P... Is he still in jail?
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1:40PM on 05/27/2011
Joel Silver has to be one of the most formulaic producers working. You can set a watch to the timing of his action beats, no matter the movie subject.
Joel Silver has to be one of the most formulaic producers working. You can set a watch to the timing of his action beats, no matter the movie subject.
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1:44PM on 05/27/2011
Just shows why movies suck these days. Studios try and follow formulas and attempt to make everything into something else. It's annoying when studios think they know what they are doing. And Sly should just tell them he signed onto the film as it was presented. And a last resort would be Jane in Blackface...
Just shows why movies suck these days. Studios try and follow formulas and attempt to make everything into something else. It's annoying when studios think they know what they are doing. And Sly should just tell them he signed onto the film as it was presented. And a last resort would be Jane in Blackface...
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1:45PM on 05/27/2011
Its pretty obvious that this move would be done with the hope of getting bigger numbers at the box [link] I hope they stay with Jane. Granted he might be a lesser draw than the "right" black actor (Will Smith, Denzel Washington anyone?), but I don't care, I really enjoy Jane's work, and would love to see him in the role.
Its pretty obvious that this move would be done with the hope of getting bigger numbers at the box [link] I hope they stay with Jane. Granted he might be a lesser draw than the "right" black actor (Will Smith, Denzel Washington anyone?), but I don't care, I really enjoy Jane's work, and would love to see him in the role.
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2:07PM on 05/27/2011
White people have differences as well, we're not all the same like a fucking RPG character class.

That said, if you're still making a movie in this day and age about 'cops with a difference, who don't get along' you clearly need to take a look at yourself.
White people have differences as well, we're not all the same like a fucking RPG character class.

That said, if you're still making a movie in this day and age about 'cops with a difference, who don't get along' you clearly need to take a look at yourself.
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2:11PM on 05/27/2011

SilverAnal!

If true that is beyond stupid and backwards! Sounds like his mind is stuck in the cheesiest part of the eighties. To envision a film as a fastfood product, that is disgusting. And Jane is the last person to deserve this treatment.
If true that is beyond stupid and backwards! Sounds like his mind is stuck in the cheesiest part of the eighties. To envision a film as a fastfood product, that is disgusting. And Jane is the last person to deserve this treatment.
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2:35PM on 05/27/2011
90% of films are envisioned as fast-food product, either by studios, producers or fanboys.
90% of films are envisioned as fast-food product, either by studios, producers or fanboys.
2:11PM on 05/27/2011
Thumbs up for this news. It makes no sense. Jane and Stallone would be cool, but no. I don't get to see it due to Joel "Asswipe" Silver.
Thumbs up for this news. It makes no sense. Jane and Stallone would be cool, but no. I don't get to see it due to Joel "Asswipe" Silver.
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2:13PM on 05/27/2011
Honestly, Stallone's not that big of a draw for me. What drew me was Jane working with these 2 guys. I can just see the chemistry already.
Honestly, Stallone's not that big of a draw for me. What drew me was Jane working with these 2 guys. I can just see the chemistry already.
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2:16PM on 05/27/2011

Seriously...

So you want to drop jane for a black dude, and that's not racist. LOL... it could have been racist the other way too, if you had a black person and dropped him for jane. thats fuckin just plain out stupid. But it's joel silver and his shitty production company that hasn't made a good film in how long. Ninja assassin was prob the last decent film.
So you want to drop jane for a black dude, and that's not racist. LOL... it could have been racist the other way too, if you had a black person and dropped him for jane. thats fuckin just plain out stupid. But it's joel silver and his shitty production company that hasn't made a good film in how long. Ninja assassin was prob the last decent film.
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1:36AM on 05/28/2011
Far worse ? Yeah! Still doesnt mean its not piece of crap. 1.5/5.
Far worse ? Yeah! Still doesnt mean its not piece of crap. 1.5/5.
11:27PM on 05/27/2011
Skellington: HA. IDK. It got me through the day. Will I watch it again prob on netflix stream. It was okay. Theres far worst out there.
Skellington: HA. IDK. It got me through the day. Will I watch it again prob on netflix stream. It was okay. Theres far worst out there.
2:34PM on 05/27/2011
You just killed your comment by affirming that Ninja Assassin decent. It wasn't even close to being decent.
You just killed your comment by affirming that Ninja Assassin decent. It wasn't even close to being decent.
2:19PM on 05/27/2011

Idiotic

So does Joel think Midnight Run would have been better if one of the stars was black? It's not about race, it's about chemistry. To use race to create some sort of tension that is not in the script is just shitty.

I really wanted to see this mainly because of Sly and Jane together. If Jane is out, then so is my money and me.
So does Joel think Midnight Run would have been better if one of the stars was black? It's not about race, it's about chemistry. To use race to create some sort of tension that is not in the script is just shitty.

I really wanted to see this mainly because of Sly and Jane together. If Jane is out, then so is my money and me.
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2:29PM on 05/27/2011

Tom Jane in Black-Face...Problem Solved.

My ass is in the seat. How bout yours?
My ass is in the seat. How bout yours?
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2:34PM on 05/27/2011
A lot of hate for Joel Silver - but he's still a bad-ass in my book for being the only mega-producer who doesn't puss out and aim for PG-13.

I mean, fuck, even on the Matrix sequels they could've shaved a few frames - or by today's standards, no changes at all - and gotten PG-13, but no, the mofo let the Watchowski keep their R. The sequels still sucked, but it wasn't Silver's fault.

90% of what Silver does is 'R' and that keeps my man-boner semi hard, even if he is being a dick about Tom
A lot of hate for Joel Silver - but he's still a bad-ass in my book for being the only mega-producer who doesn't puss out and aim for PG-13.

I mean, fuck, even on the Matrix sequels they could've shaved a few frames - or by today's standards, no changes at all - and gotten PG-13, but no, the mofo let the Watchowski keep their R. The sequels still sucked, but it wasn't Silver's fault.

90% of what Silver does is 'R' and that keeps my man-boner semi hard, even if he is being a dick about Tom Jane's casting.
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2:39PM on 05/27/2011
Robert Downey jr did it for tropic thunder whats the big deal here?
Robert Downey jr did it for tropic thunder whats the big deal here?
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2:40PM on 05/27/2011
can you imagine the meeting

"hi thomas I'm afraid we'll have to let you go"
"why?"
"coz you're not black"


long uncomfortable silence
can you imagine the meeting

"hi thomas I'm afraid we'll have to let you go"
"why?"
"coz you're not black"


long uncomfortable silence
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2:42PM on 05/27/2011
Stupid. Movies aren't fucking formulas and Joel Silver isn't a fucking chemist. I'm sick of Hollywood cliche' bullshit.

"Oh, we have to have a love interest, we have to have comedy relief, we have to have explosions."

This is the kind of garbage proucing that's been killing Hollywood and film making for 20 years.
Stupid. Movies aren't fucking formulas and Joel Silver isn't a fucking chemist. I'm sick of Hollywood cliche' bullshit.

"Oh, we have to have a love interest, we have to have comedy relief, we have to have explosions."

This is the kind of garbage proucing that's been killing Hollywood and film making for 20 years.
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3:06PM on 05/27/2011
Great. Way to ruin a virtually perfect set of casting for a potentially fantastic film. Stallone and Thomas Jane are perfect for this film...why fix something that isn't broken??? Also, why go for the cliche'?
Great. Way to ruin a virtually perfect set of casting for a potentially fantastic film. Stallone and Thomas Jane are perfect for this film...why fix something that isn't broken??? Also, why go for the cliche'?
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3:30PM on 05/27/2011

FUCKING SILVER!!!

I know Hollywood is a cruel and unjust business but this is just FUCKED UP!!!
Thomas Jane is such an underrated actor and if I had it my way, he would be in more movies! It brought such a HUGE SMILE to my face when I saw his cameo in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I thought this movie would bring him out into the light more. Silver and his creepy beard just have to shit all over this! FUCK THIS "FORMULA!"
P.S. I've already put Jane on the team of action heroes to save the world.
I know Hollywood is a cruel and unjust business but this is just FUCKED UP!!!
Thomas Jane is such an underrated actor and if I had it my way, he would be in more movies! It brought such a HUGE SMILE to my face when I saw his cameo in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I thought this movie would bring him out into the light more. Silver and his creepy beard just have to shit all over this! FUCK THIS "FORMULA!"
P.S. I've already put Jane on the team of action heroes to save the world.
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3:40PM on 05/27/2011

This shit is so racist.

Oops. Sorry, I meant to say REVERSE-racist. Jane is basically gonna lose this gig because of the color of his skin. If he were any other race, this would turn into national outrage. WTF?
Oops. Sorry, I meant to say REVERSE-racist. Jane is basically gonna lose this gig because of the color of his skin. If he were any other race, this would turn into national outrage. WTF?
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3:45PM on 05/27/2011
How about this, I won't see this puppy if Jane isn't cast, don' think I'm alone in that either
How about this, I won't see this puppy if Jane isn't cast, don' think I'm alone in that either
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3:54PM on 05/27/2011
This pisses me off. Tom Jane is fantastic and he's not in enough movies as it is. And yes, I will skip this movie if he is indeed kicked out.
This pisses me off. Tom Jane is fantastic and he's not in enough movies as it is. And yes, I will skip this movie if he is indeed kicked out.
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4:07PM on 05/27/2011
This really blows but hopfully cause of this Sly casts jane in the new expendables and that would be awesome.
This really blows but hopfully cause of this Sly casts jane in the new expendables and that would be awesome.
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4:08PM on 05/27/2011

WHAT.

THE.

FUCK.

Aren't we over this already? That was total 80's and part 90's. Even though it still shows up today in some places, it isn't like black and white are such a mismatch anymore.
THE.

FUCK.

Aren't we over this already? That was total 80's and part 90's. Even though it still shows up today in some places, it isn't like black and white are such a mismatch anymore.
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4:33PM on 05/27/2011
This is pretty unfair. What the fans of Jane have been saying echoes my own sentiments. He is as good as an actor as any who has the chops.
This is pretty unfair. What the fans of Jane have been saying echoes my own sentiments. He is as good as an actor as any who has the chops.
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4:43PM on 05/27/2011
sounds like Jane is getting the shitty end of this stick
sounds like Jane is getting the shitty end of this stick
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4:44PM on 05/27/2011

F@#$ off Silver

Let me echo what many have already said. Do this and I won''t pay a red cent for this shitburger of a movie (because that's what the "new" idea is...complete shit)
Let me echo what many have already said. Do this and I won''t pay a red cent for this shitburger of a movie (because that's what the "new" idea is...complete shit)
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4:45PM on 05/27/2011
forget it jane, it's hollywood.
forget it jane, it's hollywood.
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5:09PM on 05/27/2011

This sucks!

This fuckin' sucks! TJ is an excellent and underrated actor. Silver is sticking to a formula that works! Fuck off!
This fuckin' sucks! TJ is an excellent and underrated actor. Silver is sticking to a formula that works! Fuck off!
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5:11PM on 05/27/2011
Some racist shit right there.
Some racist shit right there.
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5:16PM on 05/27/2011

Terrible terrible idea

You had it right the first time with Jane. No need to change that
You had it right the first time with Jane. No need to change that
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5:36PM on 05/27/2011

I Love Lethal Weapon, I love 48 Hours but...

The only remaining 'black-white' action movie that needs to be made in this day and age is about the White American Woman and Black Kenyan Man who got together and had a son who would one day kill Osama Bin Laden.
The only remaining 'black-white' action movie that needs to be made in this day and age is about the White American Woman and Black Kenyan Man who got together and had a son who would one day kill Osama Bin Laden.
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5:46PM on 05/27/2011
No Tom Jane, no IQuitMrWhite. I've no interest in seeing yet another mindless buddy cop movie about race relations. The concept is overdone, unoriginal and not nearly as funny or relevant as studios seem to think it is.
No Tom Jane, no IQuitMrWhite. I've no interest in seeing yet another mindless buddy cop movie about race relations. The concept is overdone, unoriginal and not nearly as funny or relevant as studios seem to think it is.
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5:50PM on 05/27/2011

This is downright racist

I know I can't boycott a Sly film, but if they fire an actor for the color of his skin, fuck them
I know I can't boycott a Sly film, but if they fire an actor for the color of his skin, fuck them
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5:52PM on 05/27/2011
From Tom Jane's Twitter, @ThomasJane:

"Why, oh why did I have to be born white."
From Tom Jane's Twitter, @ThomasJane:

"Why, oh why did I have to be born white."
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6:07PM on 05/27/2011
This is outrageous. If this reveals to be true, COUNT ME OUT. Joel Silver, you brainless fat fuck...
This is outrageous. If this reveals to be true, COUNT ME OUT. Joel Silver, you brainless fat fuck...
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6:14PM on 05/27/2011
Thomas Jane is literally the reason I was interested in this movie. Sure, when Wayne Kramer was involved I might've given it a look, too.

What sucks more than that is that when they say "ethnic" they mean black. Couldn't they make the guy, I dunno, Lebanese or Cuban or something. That hasn't necessarily been done. I'm against recasting, and I'm even more against recasting just for the black-white formula.
Thomas Jane is literally the reason I was interested in this movie. Sure, when Wayne Kramer was involved I might've given it a look, too.

What sucks more than that is that when they say "ethnic" they mean black. Couldn't they make the guy, I dunno, Lebanese or Cuban or something. That hasn't necessarily been done. I'm against recasting, and I'm even more against recasting just for the black-white formula.
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6:17PM on 05/27/2011

A Perfect Example...

... of how much a failure Joel Silver has become; every meeting he has goes like this:

"Can we make it a White cop and Black cop who hate each other but become friends after rising above society's challenges? Like 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon."

"Joel, that formula is kinda played out now-a-days as people are more evolved."

"Oh! I'm sorry. Whose name is on the production's office? Thank you. And you're fired!"

Joel Silver is an ass.
... of how much a failure Joel Silver has become; every meeting he has goes like this:

"Can we make it a White cop and Black cop who hate each other but become friends after rising above society's challenges? Like 48 Hrs. and Lethal Weapon."

"Joel, that formula is kinda played out now-a-days as people are more evolved."

"Oh! I'm sorry. Whose name is on the production's office? Thank you. And you're fired!"

Joel Silver is an ass.
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6:34PM on 05/27/2011

Silver

screw him and his future movies I say
screw him and his future movies I say
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7:42PM on 05/27/2011
I dunno what Tom Jane might have unwittingly done to piss Hollywood off, but dude is getting shafted left to right. Poor dude!
I dunno what Tom Jane might have unwittingly done to piss Hollywood off, but dude is getting shafted left to right. Poor dude!
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8:00PM on 05/27/2011

B to the capital S

The pairing of Stallone and Jane equaled ticket sold for me. Thomas Jane for Expendables 2 please, Sly. I'd love to see him face off against Dolph, it'd be like the battle of The Punishers.
The pairing of Stallone and Jane equaled ticket sold for me. Thomas Jane for Expendables 2 please, Sly. I'd love to see him face off against Dolph, it'd be like the battle of The Punishers.
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8:01PM on 05/27/2011
I never got the appeal of Thomas Jane. I think he always looks like he's acting. It's not over acting but obvious acting. He does what a scene requires, but without conviction. Just enough to get the job done. I'm not saying this to start an argument. I know he's well loved, and that's fine. Just, I don't get it and I'm not disappointed that he won't be in the movie. He was fine in Boogey Nights.
I never got the appeal of Thomas Jane. I think he always looks like he's acting. It's not over acting but obvious acting. He does what a scene requires, but without conviction. Just enough to get the job done. I'm not saying this to start an argument. I know he's well loved, and that's fine. Just, I don't get it and I'm not disappointed that he won't be in the movie. He was fine in Boogey Nights.
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8:18PM on 05/27/2011

MOTHERFUCKER!! FUCK YOU JOEL SILVER! Ethnic Actor + White Actor = Fuck You Joel Silver!

As a person of 'ethnic' descent fuck this news! If Stallone had some balls he would back the fuck away from this project to show some support for Jane. Walter Hill also. I'm sick of producers using 'ethnic' people like some particle to a fucking equation to generate revenues instead of.............well lets see.........FIND THE ACTUAL PERSON BEST FIT FOR THE FUCKING PROJECT!!
As a person of 'ethnic' descent fuck this news! If Stallone had some balls he would back the fuck away from this project to show some support for Jane. Walter Hill also. I'm sick of producers using 'ethnic' people like some particle to a fucking equation to generate revenues instead of.............well lets see.........FIND THE ACTUAL PERSON BEST FIT FOR THE FUCKING PROJECT!!
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1:47AM on 05/28/2011
I dont think either Stallone or Walter Hill get enough offer to consider leaving a project because the producer is making what is - in appearance - a racist decision.
I dont think either Stallone or Walter Hill get enough offer to consider leaving a project because the producer is making what is - in appearance - a racist decision.
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8:32PM on 05/27/2011
this is about the most ridiculous news i have ever read & there is even no mention of how stallone or hill even feel about the situation. I would hope stallone drops out as well & this movie gets shut down. Congrats Silver not only did you make yourself look like a stereotypical jackass, you just shit on the movie even before it films, no audience will pay money to watch this crap.
this is about the most ridiculous news i have ever read & there is even no mention of how stallone or hill even feel about the situation. I would hope stallone drops out as well & this movie gets shut down. Congrats Silver not only did you make yourself look like a stereotypical jackass, you just shit on the movie even before it films, no audience will pay money to watch this crap.
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8:35PM on 05/27/2011
Boooo to bad studio formula ideas.
Boooo to bad studio formula ideas.
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8:45PM on 05/27/2011
Sure... Jane out, Fiddy Cent in, and now we can load up the soundtrack with Rap songs from the latest flava of the moment Hip Hop act. Hollywood has reached new lows of suck. JimThePariah... so with you, dude!
Sure... Jane out, Fiddy Cent in, and now we can load up the soundtrack with Rap songs from the latest flava of the moment Hip Hop act. Hollywood has reached new lows of suck. JimThePariah... so with you, dude!
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9:45PM on 05/27/2011
Sounds like another crappy movie at this point with no TommyJ. He brings the heat. Hopefully he stays on.
Sounds like another crappy movie at this point with no TommyJ. He brings the heat. Hopefully he stays on.
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11:34PM on 05/27/2011
Fingers crossed for Carl Weathers . . .
Fingers crossed for Carl Weathers . . .
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11:34PM on 05/27/2011

wtf

This is one of the dumbest things I've heard in awhile.
This is one of the dumbest things I've heard in awhile.
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11:52PM on 05/27/2011

Count me out!

Nothing like getting excited for a movie only to see a producer come along and just piss all over it. TJ in Expendables 2!
Nothing like getting excited for a movie only to see a producer come along and just piss all over it. TJ in Expendables 2!
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11:57PM on 05/27/2011
Further proof as to how little movie producers really know about what makes a good movie.
Further proof as to how little movie producers really know about what makes a good movie.
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12:02AM on 05/28/2011

I don't understand this formula

Take 1 buzzed about movie ADD 1 stupid cliche REMOVE main reason movie was being buzzed about while alienating fans and being racist. (My math is not so good but judging by 3 pages of negative comments with 5-10 thumbs up each I'd said your formula DOESN'T FUCKING WORK!)
Take 1 buzzed about movie ADD 1 stupid cliche REMOVE main reason movie was being buzzed about while alienating fans and being racist. (My math is not so good but judging by 3 pages of negative comments with 5-10 thumbs up each I'd said your formula DOESN'T FUCKING WORK!)
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2:24AM on 05/28/2011

Silver is a Fuckin' Tard

If they take Jane out of this movie, I will download it before I would ever pay for some stupid ass remake of 48 Hrs...cause that what it would exactly be, a fuckin remake.
If they take Jane out of this movie, I will download it before I would ever pay for some stupid ass remake of 48 Hrs...cause that what it would exactly be, a fuckin remake.
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4:48AM on 05/28/2011
If this really is the case I wont see this film...this is actually reverse racism...i wont see any film involved with any type of complete BULLSHIT like this....
If this really is the case I wont see this film...this is actually reverse racism...i wont see any film involved with any type of complete BULLSHIT like this....
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6:39AM on 05/28/2011
Yo, that's really fucked up! But Hollywood does shit like this all the time. They cast white actors in "black" movies in attempt to bring in a white audience, for more money. And vice versa with "white" movies. It's the reason why producers don't want to cast a movie with too many black actors because they think white people will not go see it. Same if they cast a movie with with no black actors. They think the black audience will not show up. Look up Andrew Weaver of Indiana University for a
Yo, that's really fucked up! But Hollywood does shit like this all the time. They cast white actors in "black" movies in attempt to bring in a white audience, for more money. And vice versa with "white" movies. It's the reason why producers don't want to cast a movie with too many black actors because they think white people will not go see it. Same if they cast a movie with with no black actors. They think the black audience will not show up. Look up Andrew Weaver of Indiana University for a research paper done on this subject matter.
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9:57AM on 05/28/2011

This news pisses me off!!!

Tom is awesome! This is a huge mistake someone tell that guy that its not the 1980s anymore, its not even the 90s... Hell it ain't even the 2000s! Its 2011! Dammit this sucks!
Tom is awesome! This is a huge mistake someone tell that guy that its not the 1980s anymore, its not even the 90s... Hell it ain't even the 2000s! Its 2011! Dammit this sucks!
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1:06PM on 05/28/2011
My monies they will not get. Stupid move to remove him from the film.
My monies they will not get. Stupid move to remove him from the film.
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3:41PM on 05/28/2011

FUCK THIS NEWS AND FUCK THE DOUCHEBAGS WHO THUMBS DOWN'D THESE COMMENTS

here's the original article, [link]

fuck that one douchebag who refreshed the page a million times and thumbs down'd every post a hundred times. Obviously he's the only one who supports this rumour of Jane getting ditched...
here's the original article, [link]

fuck that one douchebag who refreshed the page a million times and thumbs down'd every post a hundred times. Obviously he's the only one who supports this rumour of Jane getting ditched...
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4:22AM on 05/30/2011
Yeah I was wondering the same thing about all the "thumbs down". Someone or some people with way too much time on their hands.
Yeah I was wondering the same thing about all the "thumbs down". Someone or some people with way too much time on their hands.
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4:00PM on 05/28/2011
Discriminatory practices like this is probably how Hemdall was cast in Thor.
Discriminatory practices like this is probably how Hemdall was cast in Thor.
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7:20PM on 05/29/2011
Understand what you're saying, but when an actor like Idris Elba owns the role as much as he did, is that really an issue?
Understand what you're saying, but when an actor like Idris Elba owns the role as much as he did, is that really an issue?
10:10PM on 05/28/2011
If Thomas Jane gets cut I guarantee I'll NEVER watch this film or pay to see any other produced by Silver. That's a vow.
If Thomas Jane gets cut I guarantee I'll NEVER watch this film or pay to see any other produced by Silver. That's a vow.
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11:09PM on 05/28/2011
They just can't leave well enough alone, can they? They had the right idea putting Stallone, Jane, and Hill into a movie together and now they want to ruin the whole concept? I guess you can't put anything past Hollywood these days...Big disappoint here.
They just can't leave well enough alone, can they? They had the right idea putting Stallone, Jane, and Hill into a movie together and now they want to ruin the whole concept? I guess you can't put anything past Hollywood these days...Big disappoint here.
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3:04AM on 05/29/2011

BULL@!#$!!!!

I registered just to make a comment about this article!-- I'm not liking this idea at all!!! I don't think I want to see this movie if it comes out like this! I'm a fan of Sylvester Stallone and all but I'm going to be so F@#$ turned off by this movie that I'm not going to watch it.. This is so retarded.. I think they should just nix the whole thing! If I was Stallone I'd walk, F this. If the producers are that dumb to take a movie that has such potential, working Thomas Jane and Stallone
I registered just to make a comment about this article!-- I'm not liking this idea at all!!! I don't think I want to see this movie if it comes out like this! I'm a fan of Sylvester Stallone and all but I'm going to be so F@#$ turned off by this movie that I'm not going to watch it.. This is so retarded.. I think they should just nix the whole thing! If I was Stallone I'd walk, F this. If the producers are that dumb to take a movie that has such potential, working Thomas Jane and Stallone together, then blow up the story just to get a premise that those same guys have done numerous times before- then they dont know how to do their job. Really, just do another movie about that, don't re-write a whole movie just to make it some old cliche!
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3:19AM on 05/29/2011

REVERSE RACISM

So let me get this straight, you have a good script, with great actors and the potential for a big hit, and your concern is to stick to a formula of add a black guy ?! I'm of mixed ethnic decent and I effin LOVE movies, so I'm gonna say this once... I DON'T GIVE A SHIT what color the actors are, all I care about it that the movie entertains me. PERIOD!, C'mon!
So let me get this straight, you have a good script, with great actors and the potential for a big hit, and your concern is to stick to a formula of add a black guy ?! I'm of mixed ethnic decent and I effin LOVE movies, so I'm gonna say this once... I DON'T GIVE A SHIT what color the actors are, all I care about it that the movie entertains me. PERIOD!, C'mon!
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7:16PM on 05/29/2011
I think the term is just 'racism', seeing as how racism is about denegrating a person on the basis of their race, whatever colour they are. Would never argue against the horrible racism black people have had to endure--that's not my point. Purely that the term "reverse racism" is wrong.

Totally agree with your other points, though... this feels like total Hollywood BS.
I think the term is just 'racism', seeing as how racism is about denegrating a person on the basis of their race, whatever colour they are. Would never argue against the horrible racism black people have had to endure--that's not my point. Purely that the term "reverse racism" is wrong.

Totally agree with your other points, though... this feels like total Hollywood BS.
5:37AM on 05/29/2011

Sarcasm alert!!!!

oh wow excellent now we can see stallone teamed with martin lawrence...or wait wait CHRIS TUCKER!!!!!!!
oh wow excellent now we can see stallone teamed with martin lawrence...or wait wait CHRIS TUCKER!!!!!!!
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7:28AM on 05/29/2011

Yet Another Studio Stupidity

Has Silver produced anything incredible since The Matrix? Stallone has enough pull to stop this. But who knows with him, he probably would dig Estelle Getty just for a Stop or my Mom Will Shoot sequel.
Has Silver produced anything incredible since The Matrix? Stallone has enough pull to stop this. But who knows with him, he probably would dig Estelle Getty just for a Stop or my Mom Will Shoot sequel.
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11:27AM on 05/29/2011
So, when a black is cast for a white part (here, or Idris Elba for Thor, even though he was good in the movie as... SIF'S FATHER, morons!) it's business or political and commercial correctness...
But if it was the reverse it would be considered RACISM !
RIGHT ?!
So there can't be racism against white people ?
Riiight
Bring the thumbs down !
So, when a black is cast for a white part (here, or Idris Elba for Thor, even though he was good in the movie as... SIF'S FATHER, morons!) it's business or political and commercial correctness...
But if it was the reverse it would be considered RACISM !
RIGHT ?!
So there can't be racism against white people ?
Riiight
Bring the thumbs down !
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2:05PM on 05/29/2011

TJ don't need this shit

It seriously pains me that Tom Jane is such an underrated actor. The dude is an awesome action star and an incredible actor. Hell he managed to steal scenes in "Boogie Nights" which is filled with some of the best of the best. So if Stallone and Silver are too dumb to realize this then it's their loss. I just hope somebody soon realizes Jane's potential and casts him in the perfect movie.
It seriously pains me that Tom Jane is such an underrated actor. The dude is an awesome action star and an incredible actor. Hell he managed to steal scenes in "Boogie Nights" which is filled with some of the best of the best. So if Stallone and Silver are too dumb to realize this then it's their loss. I just hope somebody soon realizes Jane's potential and casts him in the perfect movie.
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8:14PM on 05/29/2011
What a load of S**t! Who would turn Thomas Jane down (I like "Thomas" better than just "Tom Jane" by the way)? This is stupid. Trust me, at this point on, the movie is going to flop.
What a load of S**t! Who would turn Thomas Jane down (I like "Thomas" better than just "Tom Jane" by the way)? This is stupid. Trust me, at this point on, the movie is going to flop.
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8:43PM on 05/29/2011

Could be Good/Bad

I'm honestly not against the idea. This formula has worked so many times. Lethal Weapon, Die Hard 1&3 to name a few. Both "flavors" of actors can bring a lot to the film. Both can be hard asses and both can perform a legendary comedic role. The only thing that doesn't sit well is "replacing" a great actor already attached to the project for this sole reason. I guess we'll see.
I'm honestly not against the idea. This formula has worked so many times. Lethal Weapon, Die Hard 1&3 to name a few. Both "flavors" of actors can bring a lot to the film. Both can be hard asses and both can perform a legendary comedic role. The only thing that doesn't sit well is "replacing" a great actor already attached to the project for this sole reason. I guess we'll see.
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7:30AM on 05/30/2011

Joel Silver is a schmuck

Tom Jane is a fantastic actor and he's not in enough mainstream stuff. He doesn't deserve this. Him and Stallone will have great chemistry.
Tom Jane is a fantastic actor and he's not in enough mainstream stuff. He doesn't deserve this. Him and Stallone will have great chemistry.
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10:37AM on 05/30/2011
Can't Thomas Jane find something better to do than being Stallone's english to english translator for the audience anyway?

Seriously, just put up subtitles and let Stallone do the movie alone.
Can't Thomas Jane find something better to do than being Stallone's english to english translator for the audience anyway?

Seriously, just put up subtitles and let Stallone do the movie alone.
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1:53PM on 05/31/2011

I agree with almost everything here in the posts

but say what you want Thomas jane is box office poison. I like him but for whatever reason his movies are critically panned and make no money.
but say what you want Thomas jane is box office poison. I like him but for whatever reason his movies are critically panned and make no money.
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4:53PM on 05/31/2011

If no Thomas Jane,...

I'll probably wait for the DVD.
Formula used time and again = same old sh*t.
I'll probably wait for the DVD.
Formula used time and again = same old sh*t.
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