Pitt pulls out of “Play”

Brad PittBrad Pitt has backed out of starring in the political thriller State of Play because of script concerns. Over the past few weeks, he met with the director to voice his concerns, but the two could not reach an agreement. Universal Films is miffed by the star’s breach of contract and are considering suing. Meanwhile, they’re considering Johnny Depp or Russell Crowe as a replacement to play the role of an investigative journalist who uncovers a politician’s secret affair after the suspicious death of the mistress.

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  1. Mary • November 23, 2007 @ 1:13 PM

    I think Johnny Depp will be great in this movie. He’s such a versatile actor and not bad to look at either.

  2. Kristin • November 23, 2007 @ 4:56 PM

    I vote for Russell Crowe!

  3. Arnold • November 24, 2007 @ 11:39 AM

    This guy must have someintegrity to pull out of a movie because of content. Besides the Oceans movies the other ones have had some good plots.

  4. Anonymous • November 24, 2007 @ 2:31 PM

    True integrity is honouring a contract you make with someone.

  5. Anonymous • November 24, 2007 @ 9:40 PM

    true integrity is honouring yourself

  6. Nancy • November 24, 2007 @ 11:47 PM

    Maybe he’s afraid they might film him naked like they did with Angelina!!!

  7. Anonymous • November 25, 2007 @ 1:01 AM

    He wants to back out because of “script concerns”?? Yeah, I guess he would have a problem with the fidelity issues raised in the film. Except for the murder of the mistress part, a little too close to home, huh Brad?

    To the producers; if I had to pick between the two I’d go with Johnny Depp. I think he’d do a gritty, hungry journalist better than Russell Crowe and any journalist working the political slant sees the underbelly of society like nobody else.

    Of course, the best part would be if he backs out and the actor they replace him with wins an Oscar for the role. Then again – the movie might be a colossal bomb (and this is the real reason why he wants out – he smells the stink already!!!)

  8. Anonymous • November 25, 2007 @ 2:39 PM

    Who cares??? Do you honestly think he’d throw any of us a flippin’ morsel of bread if we were on the street and starving??? Go adopt some more kids from another third world country while kids and families HERE IN THE STATES lose everything. Go play in the streets, Brad…….and take your bride with you, your current one AND your previous one. PUKE

  9. Arnold • November 25, 2007 @ 6:58 PM

    Hey Anonymous
    That’s a whole lot of resentment you have going on there. Don’t be blaming actors for why people in the US are losing everything. That is corporate america and the governments greed and curruption.

    The actors get paid so well because they are good at distracting us in whats is happening to us. We care more about Lohans Drinking than companies closing down because of Chinese imports.

    As for adopting the third world kids, they are giving a child a chance that would have less than one in 100 other than kids in America who have a great chance on making it, for now.

  10. Gina • November 26, 2007 @ 12:11 AM

    I agree with Arnold.
    I’m all for adopting: Though it would be nice if we could clean up our own foster homes and child welfare system before going abroad. The difference is that our kids are a product of shitty parents while the third world country’s kids are a product racism and poverty. Either way, it must be very rewarding to know you have completely given a child a chance at life.

  11. Sara • November 26, 2007 @ 12:23 AM

    Tsk, tsk………”our kids are a product of shitty parents”………tsk, tsk. While the third world kids are a product of,”Racism and poverty.” Tsk, tsk.
    Don’t you understand what that stupid f’ing remark does to children of the very COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN???????

    You BETTER start stepping up to the plate as AMERICANS and DOING SOMETHING instead of standing back and APPLAUDING EVERYONE ELSE.

    This country is soooooo NOT what our Founding Father’s meant it to be.

    Tsk, tsk…….I say kids are the way they are beacuse of “SHITTY FATHER/MALE ROLL MODELS.”

    That’s MY thought for the day.

  12. Gina • November 26, 2007 @ 12:32 AM

    Sara,
    I stand corrected; You are absolutely right and I am ashamed of my comment.

  13. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 12:36 AM

    While there are alot of ‘dead-beat-dads’ out there ( my ex being one of them-doesn’t pay a dime, and WON’T get off the junk long enough to visit or even send a birthday card!) some mothers are not so freakin’ perfect either. I believe that the ‘majority’ of problem parents are the fathers-which stands to reason, as the mothers have a different bond. Although some mothers have their problems too. What kind of a mother throws her baby into a dumpster? What kind of a mother stays so junked out that when her baby is born it has to detox? What kind of a mother believes a man over her own child? What kind of a mother locks or ties her child(ren) up and doesn’t feed them? What kind of a mother……….well, you get the picture….it is not only the FATHER/MALE ROLE MODELS who are to blame. Tsk, tsk!

  14. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 12:52 AM

    And the E on the end Of M.A.D.A.M.E, what does that stand for? Or is that just a tsk, tsk? LOL.

  15. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 12:53 AM

    Darn time change…always puts the posts out of whack!!

  16. Sara • November 26, 2007 @ 12:53 AM

    Tsk, tsk…..while I NEVER said entirely the “issues are with men only”……MOST developmental problems stem from “lack of a father figure.”

    MEN do NOT want to step up to the plate these days….it’s common knowledge. The thought of paying child support sends these men into psychosis!!!! LMAO

    How SAD!!! We WOMEN have been here EVERY DAY DOING THIS!!!

    It’s TIME we put the BLAME where it SHOULD BE.

    M.A.D.A.M.E.

    “Mothers Against Deadbeat Angry Men”

  17. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 12:58 AM

    To a theatre near you! LMFAO.

  18. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 1:00 AM

    See that???!!! P*ss me off! Time change! I’m in Canada and right now it is 12:07 am.

  19. Sara • November 26, 2007 @ 1:04 AM

    Ignore the “E”….LMAO. It’s “M.A.D.A.M.”……coming SOON!!! :o)

  20. Gina • November 26, 2007 @ 1:48 AM

    My daughter is 16, my son 17. They are 11 months apart. I left the day I went into labour with my daughter and it has, at times been a very long haul, but well worth it. While men definitely can make or break their kids, we can also have the same effect. I found that my son was very attached to me until he entered his teen years. Very much a mama’s boy. Then he became quite angry at what he feels were disadvantages in his life. Fortunately, he is over this and is very well adjusted now. As mothers, we have no choice but to fill both roles and we do it willingly. I can sympathize with Sara, but things will work out for her as well.

  21. Gina • November 26, 2007 @ 1:49 AM

    And no I won’t feed her, she’ll have to earn her keep down there by cleaning the litter box (for once in her life)

  22. Gina • November 26, 2007 @ 1:58 AM

    Earning the “title” was what I meant earlier when I made that stupid remark that I wasn’t proud to be a parent. (everyone jumped on that one hahaha) One night can make you a parent. It’s actions from then on that make you a mother or father. That you definately have to earn. I’m sure that having a tough ass mom is keeping your son in line lol

    You sound like a very open mother and that your kids know they can come to you anytime and that you will be there to support them through anything. That’s all that really matters. They way kids see it is if you can’t count on your parents, you can’t count on anyone in life.

  23. KP • November 26, 2007 @ 2:55 PM

    I want to bounce quarters off of Brad’s firm butt 🙂

  24. Anonymous • November 26, 2007 @ 5:03 PM

    If you people want to make such gigantic social commentaries please go somewhere else. How you jumped from Brad backing out of a film to dead beat dads and the rest of all your baggage escapes me.

    Let’s at least try to stick with the postings at hand and not go off on these ridiculous tangents. Have you ever thought that foisting blame on everyone else around you does nothing but keep you in the rut you’ve dug for yourself? Accept and be proud of the accomplishments you’ve done in your life REGARDLESS of all the crap thrown at you.

  25. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 6:10 PM

    If you don’t like our so called ‘social commentaries’ please go somewhere else. You sound like one of those dead-beats…….”the rut you’ve dug for yourself.” You can always just skip over what we have written you know, and post your comment!!!

  26. Anonymous • November 26, 2007 @ 8:30 PM

    Looser, scroll on!

  27. Anonymous • November 27, 2007 @ 5:05 PM

    No I’m not one of those deadbeats. I don’t have any kids and never wanted any. Can’t say the same about everyone else out there though. Perhaps Bob Barker should have included people in his “spaying and neutering” warning at the end of every show because God knows there are a LOT of people out there who should NEVER have been allowed to breed.

    As for the ruts, yes we do dig them for ourselves and it’s called a self-fullfilling prophecy when we continue to repeat the same behaviours over and over again. People have to quit blaming everything else in the world for the problems in their lives. If you don’t like your life CHANGE IT, otherwise you’ve given your power away.

    And to the other anonymous comment “Looser, scroll on!” – the word you’re looking for is LOSER (only one ‘o’).

  28. Nancy • November 27, 2007 @ 5:35 PM

    We don’t always dig them for ourselves, we just have to dig ourselves out of them!! LOL.

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