With Rachel Weisz signing on for a number of projects all shooting within the next short while, we figured at least one of them was going to get left in the dust.
As you might recall, early last month Weisz signed on to star in an untitled new film from director Lynn Shelton, who was behind last year’s Sundance hit “Humpday.” The semi-improvised film — which also stars Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass — revolves around a man who comes between two sisters, but it looks like Blunt will be getting a new sibling. Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt will replacing Weisz, who has bowed out of the picture.
For Shelton, while it means losing a major star for her film, she is still gaining a strong actress who will certainly be more than able to tackle the material. As for Weisz, we presume this clears up her calendar a bit so she can continue work on a host of projects that include Terrence Malick‘s forthcoming effort, Fernando Meirelles’ ”360,” Terrence Davies‘s “The Deep Blue Sea” and the recently announced spy thriller from David Hare “Page 8.”