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Is this for real?
« on: September 20, 2004, 07:53 PM »

The IMDB reports that Gary Oldman has pulled out of the next "Star Wars" movie because he refuses to work overseas illegally.

The "Harry Potter" star had agreed to voice the evil CG robot Jedi knight killer General Grievous in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith", but recently quit the production because it was made outside the Screen Actor's Guild rules.

Oldman's spokesman explained - "Gary was excited and looking forward to working on the film. The snag is that the movie is being made without members of the Screen Actor's Guild. It means Gary would have been working illegally overseas. Out of respect and solidarity with the other members, he could not and would not consider violating the rules of his union".

No word as yet on a potential replacement.

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I'm thinking the voice work would already be done, or maybe that they'd do the voice at Skywalker Ranch or something.

Unless, of course, Oldman is not a US citizen and can't work after all.
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Re: Is this for real?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2004, 08:06 PM »
hmm, that is interesting. I haven't heard anything else about this. When did this news break, just today?

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2004, 09:49 PM »
I guess it's from today, or at least the last few days. TF.N has a blurb about John Rhys-Davies doing Grevious now, so who knows.

I've been looking on IMDB now and I can't find the story anymore.

Hmm.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2004, 09:52 PM »
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

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