Jason Statham exits The Man from Toronto

Jason Statham has dropped out of The Man from Toronto.The British action man was due to play the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto”, in the upcoming movie, with the plot following the character as he’s forced to team up with Ke…

Jason Statham has dropped out of The Man from Toronto.

The British action man was due to play the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto”, in the upcoming movie, with the plot following the character as he’s forced to team up with Kevin Hart’s Teddy and save the day after they are mistaken for each other in a rented Airbnb.

However, editors at Deadline reported on Tuesday that Statham has dropped out of Sony Pictures’ action-comedy, which was due to go into production in six weeks’ time.

His casting was announced in January, though sources have claimed he never closed a deal to appear in the film. They also told the publication that Statham had “creative issues” with the movie, as he wanted it to be R-rated, while studio executives wanted it to be more of a PG-13, given its release days before Thanksgiving.

Producers are now trying to find a replacement to keep the production on track ahead of a cinema release on 20 November.

The Man from Toronto, which would have served as a reunion for Statham and his Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw co-star Hart, is being directed by The Hitman’s Bodyguard helmer Patrick Hughes. Robbie Fox wrote the script from a story he originated with Jason Blumenthal, who is producing the movie with Todd Black and Steve Tisch under their Escape Artists banner.

Statham, 52, recently reunited with his Snatch director Guy Ritchie to shoot Cash Truck, which also stars Josh Hartnett and Scott Eastwood. The film is now in post-production ahead of a release in January 2021.

In addition, Deadline also reported that The Transporter star parted ways with his agents at William Morris Endeavour (WME) on the same night he departed The Man from Toronto.

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Scott Eastwood fed up with ‘pretty boy’ label

Scott Eastwood is doing a ‘Brad Pitt’ by growing his hair out in the hope that he’ll stop being cast as a pretty boyThe 32-year-old, who is the son of movie legend Clint Eastwood, has been carving out his own Hollywood career over the past 12 years, …

Scott Eastwood is doing a ‘Brad Pitt’ by growing his hair out in the hope that he’ll stop being cast as a pretty boy

The 32-year-old, who is the son of movie legend Clint Eastwood, has been carving out his own Hollywood career over the past 12 years, with roles in films like The Fate of the Furious, Suicide Squad and brand-new action flick Pacific Rim: Uprising.

But the actor is now looking to take on some more serious roles, like his Fury co-star Brad.

“Having long hair is so weird,” he told Men’s Journal. “It’s the longest it’s been since I was a teenager. I’m trying to grow it out for a year or two. Commit to something.

“I’m trying to get out of the pretty boy thing. I want to do what Brad Pitt did – get a little down and dirty. Hollywood loves to put you in a box: ‘You’re the good-looking military guy.’ But I really want to play some complex characters with more depth. Real roles that have real demand for acting.”

And when it comes to his classic, all-American good looks, Scott disagrees that he’s anything special.

When asked by Haute Living what he thinks of his heartthrob status he replied: “I don’t know what to make of that. To me, there are a tonne of good-looking people in California. There are a tonne of better-looking people than me. I’m just trying to be in good movies, produce movies, put together stories that people respond to and like.

“I guess people (call me a heartthrob), but for me, it was never about being that. I’m just a guy, just a normal guy. I go up there and try to work hard and put my head down. I try to be a better person every day.”

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Pacific Rim: Uprising ends Black Panther’s run at the top in the U.S.

Pacific Rim: Uprising has ended Black Panther’s reign at the top of the North American box office. The film, starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, debuted with $28 million (GBP19.8 million) over the weekend as it romped to a global take of $146 mil…

Pacific Rim: Uprising has ended Black Panther’s reign at the top of the North American box office.

The film, starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, debuted with $28 million (GBP19.8 million) over the weekend as it romped to a global take of $146 million (GBP103 million), thanks to a massive Chinese opening.

That means the critically panned blockbuster is very close to breaking even on the back of an estimated $165 million (GBP116.7 million) budget.

Marvel blockbuster Black Panther falls to second place at the North American box office after spending five weeks at the top, becoming the top-grossing superhero film of all time. The movie, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, is only one of seven films to ever earn $600 million (£424 million) or more in the U.S.

The film’s $16.7 million (GBP11.8 million) sixth weekend gives it a total of $630.9 million (GBP446.3 million), which beats Marvel’s previous North American box office best, Avengers, by over $7 million (GBP5 million).

Black Panther is now the continents fifth highest-grossing movie of all-time after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar, Titanic, and Jurassic World.

Dennis Quaid’s new movie I Can Only Imagine stays put at three with a $13.8 million (GBP9.7 million) second weekend haul, while new release Sherlock Gnomes and the revamped Tomb Raider complete the new top five.

A Wrinkle in Time, Love, Simon, Paul, Apostle of Christ, and Game Night also feature in the top 10, while Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger’s new romance, Midnight Sun, limps into the top 10 at 10 with a $4.1 million (2.9 million) take.

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Scott Eastwood learned to cook healthy foods from his dad

Clint Eastwood gave his actor son Scott a key lesson in healthy eating by having him cook the “essentials” from a young age. The Suicide Squad star reveals he has become adept at what he calls “bachelor cooking”, throwing together “quick and dirty” me…

Clint Eastwood gave his actor son Scott a key lesson in healthy eating by having him cook the “essentials” from a young age.

The Suicide Squad star reveals he has become adept at what he calls “bachelor cooking”, throwing together “quick and dirty” meals whenever his busy schedule will allow.

However, Scott Eastwood’s culinary skills are typically focused on clean eating, and his go-to dish is pan fried salmon with roasted sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli – a staple he picked up from his Hollywood legend dad.

“I really just do olive oil, I throw some garlic in there, capers, lemon, and a little bit of white wine. Simple,” the 31-year-old hunk told cooking show The Chew, as he served up his signature meal.

“I keep it really simple. I mean, this is about as healthy as it can be,” he continued. “My dad had me doing this at a very young age. He’s like, ‘This is pretty much the essentials, you got your veggies, you got a good clean carb, and a good clean protein.'”

During his downtime, Scott also enjoys fishing for his dinner: “There’s no better way to have fresh fish than to go get it (yourself),” he smiled.

The young actor is known for his fit physique, explaining when he’s not on set, he can often be found doing some kind of sporty activity.

“I do weights, I do circuit training. I do everything,” he recently shared. “I do Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, a lot of yoga. I’m probably in the gym four days a week doing weights, yoga another two plus times a week. I try to get in there as much as I can for Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. I swim. I shake it up all the time. I do activities that keep me engaged – fun things.”

But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like to indulge – Scott admits ice cream is one of his favourite treats.

“I cheat,” he confessed on The Chew as he discussed his diet.

Meanwhile, there’s one other piece of cooking advice he received from his dad.

“Don’t cook bacon naked…!,” Scott recalled, quipping, “It splatters!”

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