Tobey Maguire Was Cut from 'Life of Pi' and Replaced With Another ActorBritt Hayes |
THR reports that Tobey Maguire's appearance in Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' has been excised from the film because the director felt that it wasn't working out. Maguire played a reporter who interviews the central character of the film. A source close to the production says that Maguire may have been too famous for the film, working among a cast of mostly unknown actors.
Both Maguire and Lee have released statements in response to the news. Maguire says:
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.
Lee responds, "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."
Maguire has been replaced in the film by Rafe Spall of 'Prometheus' and 'Anonymous.'