‘World War Z’ Loses Matthew Fox and Ed Harris

Producers are rushing to recast these smaller roles as production continues in Malta on this zombie thriller.
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‘World War Z’ Loses Matthew Fox and Ed Harris

Matthew Fox drops out of World War Z Paramount Pictures' zombie project World War Z is currently in production in Malta, although two previously-reported cast members will not be reporting for duty. Matthew Fox and Ed Harris have dropped out of the project, just weeks after they reportedly joined the cast.

Matthew Fox was forced to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with I, Alex Cross, which starts shooting in August. It isn't known why Ed Harris stepped away from the project.

It is said that both Matthew Fox and Ed Harris had smaller roles in World War Z, but producers are trying to recast both parts rather quickly, with readings set up in Los Angeles and London.

Marc Forster is directing World War Z from a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski and Matthew Michael Carnahan, which is adapted from the Max Brooks novel. The story is set 10 years after a worldwide zombie attack, and told through multiple perspectives of survivors around the world.

World War Z was released June 21st, 2013.

Sources:Vulture

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  • ghostman • 4 years ago

    *In Luke Skywalker realizing Darth Vader is his father scream* ....nnnNNNNNOOooOooOooOOOoooooOOOOoOooOOoOOOOO00o0....

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    • Russ-Taylor • 4 years ago

      Hopefully they didn't leave because they don't like the way the screenplay is going to be so different from the book.

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      • red-ruddy • 4 years ago

        Since Lost Fox is kinda going down a hill...a STEEP one

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        • skywise • 4 years ago

          ahhhh No!

          @soylentgreen2 very very good book. There are so many OMG moments that i just cant wait to see how the hell they fit it all into one coherent movie. However, i have read that this script is excellent.

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          • soylentgreen2 • 4 years ago

            That really sucks. :/

            But, still, World War Z movie. F*ck Yes. Just started reading this again.

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            • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

              matthew fox looks old as sh*t in this photo.

              @Kathleen-Foley then your going to miss out on a good film

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              • Kathleen-Foley • 4 years ago

                Well if Matthew Fox isn't in it, I won't have to go and see it anymore

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                • m2 • 4 years ago

                  That really sucks.

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                  • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                    @dan1 Lol. I think we will, especially with Brad Pitt already signed on to play the lead.

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                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                      @thedude-abides I'm not gonna say "Good" lol, but you might end up being right at the end of the day, we could get 2 people who are as great or better.

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                      • jcberry526 • 4 years ago

                        @rojodiablo Hear hear

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                        • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

                          Not good news imo but hopefully they will bring in two guys just as good to take their places!

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                          • cupid • 4 years ago

                            Damn!!

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                            • jcberry526 • 4 years ago

                              WTF was looking forwards to seeing Matthew in a big movie... but now hoping for something good from "I, Alex Cross" which also includes Jean Reno but then again it has Tyler Perry who makes them awful comedy (spoofs) movies =P

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                              • summit10 • 4 years ago

                                JMS writer for Thor and its novels from Marvel who brought He-Man, She-Ra and GhostBusters animation to greater heights! Awesome!

                                Though, Fox and Harris should have stayed...we need to move on!

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                                • narrator • 4 years ago

                                  Son of a bitch.

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                                  • isaac-phillips • 4 years ago

                                    NOOOOOO! >:(

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                                    • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                                      Good. There was a weird coherence with those two attached to the film. Matthew Fox is great on Lost, but he essentially plays Jack in every movie he's in. As for Ed Harris, he's a great actor, but not an irreplaceable one. This may be a blessing in disguise for the weary lot, depending on who they get to replace them.

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                                      • timmy • 4 years ago

                                        what the hell.

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