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Rachel Weisz Drops David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars,' Has No Problem Getting Cut From 'To The Wonder'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 11, 2013 at 5:55PM

With a big, meaty blockbuster under belt with "Oz The Great And Powerful," 2013 is off a nice start for Rachel Weisz, but it looks like there is a change in plans for the actress. While she signed up last fall to star in David Cronenberg's "Map To The Stars," it looks like she won't be part of the movie going forward.
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Rachel Weisz

With a big, meaty blockbuster under belt with "Oz The Great And Powerful," 2013 is off a nice start for Rachel Weisz, but it looks like there is a change in plans for the actress. While she signed up last fall to star in David Cronenberg's "Map To The Stars," it looks like she won't be part of the movie going forward.

Chatting recently with Collider, when quickly asked at the end of the interview if she'd be doing Cronenberg's film, she said "I'm not," but wasn't able to elaborate further. The developing movie has Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen slated to star in a Bruce Wagner, penned film that takes an acidic look at Hollywood. There was no word on her role, or even why she's bowing out, but we'd reckon scheduling might be an issue. While plans were underway to shoot in May, the director recently took a role in "I Am Love" helmer Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel "The Body Artist" which shoots this summer. Anyway, we'll see how it all shakes out, and if Cronenberg is still doing 'Stars' in late spring or if it has been pushed back.

Meanwhile, had things in the editing bay gone different, we would've seen Weisz this spring in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder." She's one of a handful of actors -- Barry Pepper, Amanda Peet and Michael Sheen among them -- who didn't make the final cut. She would've played Dinah, a close friend of Ben Affleck's lead Neil, who can't bear to see him going through the emotional turmoil he's going through. But Weisz is pretty philosophical about her work in the movie.

“I did it for the experience of working with him, but one never knows with Terrence Malick. You can shoot for three months and end up not being in the movie. That’s what happened to my storyline. So I had the experience of filming with him, but I didn’t get to see my work,” she tells SF Gate.

No word yet on what's next for Weisz on the big screen, but she does play to hit Broadway later this year in a play alongside Daniel Craig.

This article is related to: Rachel Weisz, To the Wonder , Maps to the Stars


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