Orlando Bloom has pulled out of Lone Scherfig's An Education because of scheduling clashes just as the movie began rolling, the producers said Monday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bloom was replaced by Dominic Cooper (The History Boys) in the movie penned by oft-adapted British novelist Nick Hornby.

Producers have moved quickly to replace Bloom on the film, which began shooting Monday and will be in front of the cameras until May on location in and around London, Oxford and Paris.

Cooper joins a cast already boasting Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Sally Hawkins and Emma Thompson.

Billed as a coming-of-age drama set in early 1960s London, the story centers on a 17-year-old girl whose suburban life is about to be blown apart by the arrival of a thirtysomething playboy.

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