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Movie Gods Intervene? Matthew Fox Drops Out Of 'World War Z'; Ed Harris Too

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist June 30, 2011 at 6:15AM

A deeply disturbing universal truth shifted between the years of 2007 and 2010 during the six-year run of "Lost" that shakes us to the core. Seth Rogen dutifully recognized in 2007's "Knocked Up" this sharp and spot-on observation: "You know what's interesting about Matthew Fox? Nothing!" The world chuckled, concurred and moved on. But somewhere between the release of that movie and present day, Fox's rather amusing, poor reaction to the little dig (even if scientifically recognized as truth, it's a comedy, dude), things changed and Fox became a entertainment magazine cover person bound for stardom thanks to the growing popularity of "Lost."
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A deeply disturbing universal truth shifted between the years of 2007 and 2010 during the six-year run of "Lost" that shakes us to the core. Seth Rogen dutifully recognized in 2007's "Knocked Up" this sharp and spot-on observation: "You know what's interesting about Matthew Fox? Nothing!" The world chuckled, concurred and moved on. But somewhere between the release of that movie and present day, Fox's rather amusing, poor reaction to the little dig (even if scientifically recognized as truth, it's a comedy, dude), things changed and Fox became a entertainment magazine cover person bound for stardom thanks to the growing popularity of "Lost."

Furthermore, while a non-entity turn in 2008's "Speed Racer" seemed to derail his personality-less move into movies, a recent casting turn opposite Brad Pitt suggested that Hollywood was taking one more kick at the can in grooming him to be a leading man.

However, the movie gods may have intervened. Fox and Ed Harris were apparently in talks to join Pitt in Marc Forster's post-apocalyptic Zombie epidemic drama, World War Z," but that's no longer the case.

According to Vulture, both Fox and Harris have dropped out of the picture, leaving the production to scramble to find new supporting players. Fox apparently has a prior commitment with Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" over at the studio who brought you the "Twilight" films. Now doesn't this seem more appropriate, everyone? As for Ed Harris? No one seems to know why he dropped out. The movie has already started production in Malta. Maybe we can get a Maddox cameo as a child zombie? Either way, get those head shots in now!

One more time for good measure.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, World War Z, Ed Harris, Matthew Fox


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