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Tobey Maguire has been cut from Life of Pi and the role has been recast

Sep. 5, 2012by: Alex Maidy

It looks like Terrence Malick is not the only Hollywood director cutting big name stars from his movies. Ang Lee has completely cut Tobey Maguire from LIFE OF PI and recast the role.

LIFE OF PI hits theaters in just a few months and Lee felt that Maguire was too recognizable and would overshadow the lesser known actors in the rest of the movie. Maguire was set to play the reporter who interviews the main character regarding his adventures, which are told in flashback.

The reporter role has been recast with Rafe Spall, who last appeared in PROMETHEUS.

When asked about the cut, Maguire said "I fully support Ang's decision to go a different direction for this role in Life of Pi. Ang shared a lot of the film with me, and what I saw was absolutely beautiful." The actor had previously worked with Lee on RIDE WITH THE DEVIL.

Ang Lee said "To be consistent with the other casting choices made for the film, I decided to go with an entirely international cast. I very much admire Tobey and look forward to working with him again in the future."

LIFE OF PI also stars Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, and Suraj Sharma. it opens in theaters on November 21st.

Extra Tidbit: I completely forgot Tobey Maguire was still alive.
Source: Digital Spy

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9:01AM on 09/06/2012
Sucks to be cut out, but if the actor himself supports it, I guess...
Sucks to be cut out, but if the actor himself supports it, I guess...
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12:03AM on 09/06/2012

I was curious

...and a bit surprised when I didn't see Tobey in the promos. I mean why would they not show someone so famous to boost their film, now I know. I think decision was made much earlier and public now. Bad news!
...and a bit surprised when I didn't see Tobey in the promos. I mean why would they not show someone so famous to boost their film, now I know. I think decision was made much earlier and public now. Bad news!
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8:45PM on 09/05/2012
Writers make mistakes, no need to shit on joblo and his hiring techniques, have u ever said the wrong movie title while your in a deep movie conversation by accident?
Writers make mistakes, no need to shit on joblo and his hiring techniques, have u ever said the wrong movie title while your in a deep movie conversation by accident?
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8:03PM on 09/05/2012

What the hell is wrong with you?!

The Four Feathers? Ermm... Ang Lee is not Shekhar Kapur and Tobey Maguire is NOWHERE NEAR Heath Ledger. The movie you are thinking of is Ride with the Devil (1999).

WTF is wrong with you? I can live with grammatical errors or spelling mistakes but simple fact checks like this? Are you serious? I am a journalism and film student, and stuff like this is seriously a disgrace and offence to both industries.

DO YOUR JOB!
The Four Feathers? Ermm... Ang Lee is not Shekhar Kapur and Tobey Maguire is NOWHERE NEAR Heath Ledger. The movie you are thinking of is Ride with the Devil (1999).

WTF is wrong with you? I can live with grammatical errors or spelling mistakes but simple fact checks like this? Are you serious? I am a journalism and film student, and stuff like this is seriously a disgrace and offence to both industries.

DO YOUR JOB!
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12:45AM on 09/06/2012
Hahaha journalism and film student? the way things are going you might as well be a bum on the street : )
Hahaha journalism and film student? the way things are going you might as well be a bum on the street : )
7:11PM on 09/05/2012

The Four Feathers

Neither the actor nor Ang Lee worked on The Four Feathers. Seriously, how do you people get work here?
Neither the actor nor Ang Lee worked on The Four Feathers. Seriously, how do you people get work here?
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7:11PM on 09/05/2012
Couldn't quite cut it as a reporter. I guess its back to being a photographer for the Daily Bugle.

First Great Gatsby gets pushed back, now this. He's not having the best of luck lately.
Couldn't quite cut it as a reporter. I guess its back to being a photographer for the Daily Bugle.

First Great Gatsby gets pushed back, now this. He's not having the best of luck lately.
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6:30PM on 09/05/2012
Love the tidbit though.
Love the tidbit though.
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6:08PM on 09/05/2012
Um...not only did Tobey Maguire have nothing to do with "The Four Feathers"...but neither did Ang Lee. Shekhar Kapur directed The Four Feathers with Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, and Djimon Hounsou.

The two did work together twice though on The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil
Um...not only did Tobey Maguire have nothing to do with "The Four Feathers"...but neither did Ang Lee. Shekhar Kapur directed The Four Feathers with Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, and Djimon Hounsou.

The two did work together twice though on The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil
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6:29PM on 09/05/2012
^Thank you! I thought I was taking crazy pills for a second. I've never understood some of the hilarious gaffes made by the "movie fan" writers here sometimes. I'm still getting over MOMENTO....
^Thank you! I thought I was taking crazy pills for a second. I've never understood some of the hilarious gaffes made by the "movie fan" writers here sometimes. I'm still getting over MOMENTO....
7:09PM on 09/05/2012
Seriously, Joblo's hiring criteria for writers has to include: 1) you needn't know how to spell, 2) you needn't know how to put a proper sentence together, and 3) no knowledge of films required--you can just make stuff up. Hilarious.
Seriously, Joblo's hiring criteria for writers has to include: 1) you needn't know how to spell, 2) you needn't know how to put a proper sentence together, and 3) no knowledge of films required--you can just make stuff up. Hilarious.
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6:03PM on 09/05/2012
Was he overshadowing the crappy cgi in the trailer too?
Was he overshadowing the crappy cgi in the trailer too?
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