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Jennifer Lawrence backs out of Elizabeth Holmes role, cites Amanda Seyfried’s “terrific” portrayal

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    Seyfried's portrayal in The Dropout was definitely phenomenal - I once knew someone that worked with her and would talk about his experience as far as he could. I'm not sure about the public...

    Seyfried's portrayal in The Dropout was definitely phenomenal - I once knew someone that worked with her and would talk about his experience as far as he could.

    I'm not sure about the public reasoning for dropping out of the role though. The reasoning gives Amanda deserved praise, but it may be a bit of a backhand to the director Adam McKay who she just worked with on Don't Look Up. Maybe he wants to be free of the commitment too though for whatever reason and hopes the film gets axed. But if the film was something he really wanted to do then she just kind of crippled it - dropping out is one thing, but saying "we don't need to redo that" is on another level.

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      McKay often has a lot of projects that are announced publicly but then fall through, like the Parasite re-make for HBO. I was never particularly confident that this one was going to make it...

      McKay often has a lot of projects that are announced publicly but then fall through, like the Parasite re-make for HBO. I was never particularly confident that this one was going to make it through, but the success of the TV show basically guaranteed it wouldn’t happen. It’s a common thing that happens with real life stories. Like when Christopher Nolan and Jim Carrery were going to make a Howard Hughes biopic but plans got scrapped when Scorsese went into production with The Aviator.

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  2. lou
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    She's right about Seyfried, and The Dropout is great as well. I only have one bad thing to say about the show: it was made too soon. The story wasn't done, it is not done to this day. I would love...

    She's right about Seyfried, and The Dropout is great as well. I only have one bad thing to say about the show: it was made too soon. The story wasn't done, it is not done to this day. I would love for The Dropout to benefit from the sentencing, as well as from the outcome of the other lawsuits. Hopefully, they'll make another season or a special once it's all settled.

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