It was announced last moth that Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill had handpicked actor Thomas Jane to co-star in the upcoming action thriller Headshot, which finds a cop teaming up with an assassin to take down a shared enemy. But that was before the film landed at producer Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment.
Thomas Jane loses Headshot?
Reports are suggesting that Joel Silver is actively looking to fire Thomas Jane because he is white. That's right. Even though Sylvester Stallone and Walter Hill want Thomas Jane on the project, Joel Silver thinks that the script would be better suited, and should be changed so that it resembles the white guy/black guy buddy formula that was so successful in his previous movies Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout.
This is what Thomas Jane had to say about the decision.
""No comment, but I can tell you this, we have a classic with me & Sly & Hill. Script is tailor made for us all."
Joel Silver is looking for other potential actors to take over for Thomas Jane, but none of those names have been released. According to sources close to Headshot, Thomas Jane hasn't walked yet. He is officially signed on, so there will be some negotiating before he leaves the project. It is unclear when the movie will start production.
Bullet to the Head was released February 1st, 2013 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Jon Seda, Holt McCallany. The film is directed by Walter Hill.