It was announced today that Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska are no longer involved in Marin Koolhaven's movie Brimstone which started shooting in Europe recently.
I know many of you were (like myself) looking forward to seeing Rob & Guy back working together. They were such a great combo on The Rover. I'm looking forward to the day though that they are reunited and confident that it will happen in the future. Until then we still have plenty of upcoming Rob movies to support.
Screen International reporter Andreas Wiseman tweeted this earlier this morning .........
Which was then followed by this tweet by Brimstone director Martin Koolhaven.......
The Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily also confirmed that Kit Harington and Dakota Fanning have joined the cast replacing Rob & Mia.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Kit's character was recently killed off in the shocking season finale of Game of Thrones. In Brimstone, he will play an outlaw who has a crucial role in the tale of retribution, replacing Robert Pattinson who was announced as taking on the role during the Berlin film festival and market.
Fanning stars as Liz, a heroine on the run from her past and chased by the evil Preacher (Pearce). Mia Wasikowska was original cast in Fanning’s role.
From Screen Daily:
Dakota Fanning (Night Moves) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) have replaced Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight), respectively, in Martin Koolhoven’s thriller Brimstone, which is now underway in Europe.
Producer Els Vandevorst issued the following statement to Screen about the cast changes: “Mia Wasikowska left the film due to unforeseen personal circumstances and Dakota Fanning immediately jumped into the leading starring role. Kit Harington was so consistently passionate about the script that his enthusiasm and total creative commitment made him a must for the role which had been lined up by Pattinson.”