Producer Joe Roth Steps Down from

Roth is producing two films for Legendary, including "Hot Wheels"

Joe Roth will step down as a board member of Legendary Entertainment on Sept. 25, and Thomas Werner, a partner and co-founder of Carsey Werner, will replace the producer.

Roth is stepping aside to eliminate any potential governance conflicts arising from his involvement as a producer on Legendary projects including “Hot Wheels,” based on the Mattel toy line, and the sci-fier “Brilliance,” based on Marcus Sakey’s novel in which 1% of the world’s children are born with special powers. David Koepp is adapting the book.

Roth served on Legendary’s board for two years, joining in June 2011.

Werner was also chairman of the Boston Red Sox and of the Liverpool Football Club.

Joining Legendary chief Thomas Tull on the board are former Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook, Procter & Gamble CEO and chairman A.G. Laffley and venture capitalist Jim Breyer.

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