You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Inside Move: Studios leg it after injuries sideline stars

Voight replaces Nolte in 'Glory'

Two studios’ films have been hamstrung by bum legs.

New Line’s “Pride and Glory,” which director Gavin O’Connor is shooting in New York, has just recast Jon Voight in the role of the patriarch of a cop family. Pic, which stars Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Noah Emmerich, had Nick Nolte set to play that pivotal role. However, after he’d put in months of research into the role with O’Connor, a chronic knee injury flared up when Nolte got to the set and he was unable to perform.

DreamWorks is still working on a way to resolve its bad break on “Blades of Glory,” after Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”) fractured his ankle while working on his skating skills. Heder stars with Will Ferrell in the comedy.

DreamWorks has been scrambling, trying to coax Warner Bros. into moving up Heder’s next film, “Mama’s Boy,” so that it can push back the ice skating film. The hope is that Heder – who’s now in a soft cast – can convalesce while making that comedy and return to the ice later this year when healed. That requires co-star Diane Keaton, who plays his angelic mother, to alter her plans to make the slot switch possible.

More Film

  • Marighella review

    Berlin Film Review: 'Marighella'

    Does Brazil need a film that openly advocates armed confrontation against its far-right government? That’s the first question that needs to be asked when discussing “Marighella,” actor Wagner Moura’s directorial debut focused on the final year in the life of left-wing insurrectionist Carlos Marighella during Brazil’s ruthless military dictatorship. For whatever one might think of [...]

  • Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his Night

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, DreamWorks Animation claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” Ads placed for the fantasy film had an estimated media value [...]

  • Marc Weinstock Mary Daily Paramount

    Paramount Pictures Names Mary Daily Co-President of Marketing, Distribution With Marc Weinstock

    Paramount Pictures has promoted Mary Daily, the current international marketing and home entertainment head, to co-president of worldwide marketing and distribution. Daily will join incoming co-president Marc Weinstock in the role. Variety previously, exclusively reported that Weinstock, former president of Annapurna Films, would be coming to the storied Hollywood lot to replace David Sameth. Both [...]

  • The Favourite Black Panther

    Audience for Best Picture Nominees Most Diverse in Years, Report Shows

    Theatergoers for Academy Awards best picture-nominated films have become younger and more diverse over the past four years, a report released exclusively to Variety showed. Movio, a Vista Group company which specializes in cinema marketing data analytics, said the changes in demographic shifts correspond to the best picture lineup becoming more diverse since the 2015 [...]

  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie 'Luck' Over John Lasseter Hire

    Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck,” a spokesperson for the actress told Variety. The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John Lasseter’s hire to the top animation job at David Ellison’s studio, an insider close to the [...]

  • Daniel Kaluuya Lakeith Stanfield

    Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

    Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama “Jesus Was My Homeboy” about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. The project is set up at Warner Bros. with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing along with Charles King through his Marco production company. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content