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How Tobey Maguire Lost the Lead in "Planet of the Apes" Prequel

Posted: May 21st, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
How Tobey Maguire Lost the Lead in "Planet of the Apes" PrequelSubmit Comment
We just reported that 20th Century Fox has signed on James Franco to play the lead in the "Planet of the Apes" prequel, called "Rise of the Apes." But he wasn't Fox's first choice; it was Franco's "Spider-Man" co-star Tobey Maguire.

According to HitFix, Maguire lost the role because he wanted to have more input in the film. After reading the script, he came back to the table with lots of notes for the studio. At that point, the conversation ended and Fox immediately closed a deal with Franco.

It is very common for actors to want to make script changes, but these privileges are usually reserved for some of Hollywood's biggest names (Brad Pitt, Will Smith, George Clooney). Apparently Maguire thought he fell into that group, but quickly learned that Fox didn't feel the same way.

Source: HitFix


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FBO writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 8:06:03 PM

I am going to start calling fox the control bitch company. My brother's ex wife must work for them. Talk about creativity by committee
eViL.kEv2 writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 8:16:54 PM

Maybe this was just Franco's way of getting back at Tobey for not getting the lead in "Spider-Man".

Another awesome pic too Alex!
ifakos writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 8:47:12 PM

Maybe he can get a role as a spider-monkey - if there's a such thing
Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 9:19:02 PM

Maybe he saw that the script sucked and thought he would make it better. Then we all know how Fox feels about good scripts...
CCBlev writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 9:19:22 PM

^spider monkey lol perfect role for him.
Seriously Fox pull your head out of your ass and listen to what these guys inputs are, they just may take a future piece of sh*t and make it into a matserpiece, But no, you gotta be little controling bitched like coc's dad is. Phuck you Fox!!
encoreyourface writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 9:26:46 PM

well i'd rather not see either him or Franco go ape-sh*t over a couple of monkeys raping humans but Franco is better suited i suppose.

i wonder if he had any good notes, i appreciate the fact he just doesn't accept acting jobs blindly for the money ...
SACdaddy writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 9:50:19 PM

So what this is basically saying is that Maguire actually CARES about the role he's playing. We're lucky if Franco even read the script let alone had a clue whether it was good or not.
telur writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 9:55:40 PM

you will learn from this Tobey...
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 10:37:42 PM

According to HitFix, Maguire lost the role because he wanted to have more input in the film. After reading the script, he came back to the table with lots of notes for the studio. At that point, the conversation ended and Fox immediately closed a deal with Franco.

Translation : We are FOX. f*ck you, Tobey. Tobey ? What kinda faggotty name is that ? Wha ? We should do what ? Read your notes ? Why ? Hunh ? The script should be solid ? Who the f*ck pays you to think, Spidey ... oops! That's right! You decided not to stay with your meal ticket! Hunh ? Brothers ? Seabuscuit ? Who the f*ck actually LIKED that sh*t, you little faggot! Just shut your mouth, do what your told and you can have the money to buy that Lambourghini you've been eyeing for the last few days, so you can go trollop around looking for ' starlets ' to try out for a scene as your next ' Mary Jane ', you bitchy little pissant!

* And so on and so on ....

Tobey thinks he's in the same league as Brad, Will and George ? He's BARELY Junior Varsity to FOX. He might wanna consider the WB.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on May 21st, 2010 at 10:40:10 PM

20th Century Fox = Where bad ideas go to fart, drop a load, get the squirts ... then die.

Next year, they intend to invent the WHEEL and FIRE.
Man in Black writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 1:30:32 AM

@ max ... what is your blood pressure these days ? enjoy the rants but dont have an aneurysm on a post ....
FBO writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 1:31:08 AM

Don't get me wrong I still think that Tobey is a whinny little bitch with no talent, and I'd take Franco with his limited talent anyday...
encoreyourface writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 2:47:28 AM

Telur- every comment from "your mouth" is stupid as sh*t. excuse Maguire for actually having some class you stupid pile of rotting feces.
lost_addict writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 2:55:31 AM

good.tobey will never be able to surpass his spidey dance in this future acting...
telur writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 3:40:57 AM

@encoreyourface
just follow ranger butt and shut up


PS: f*ck you
trailertrash writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 4:03:49 AM

@telur- Is that advice for tobey something you've been told yourself many times in your urghhhh ummmm acting career ??
pomme writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 4:19:31 AM

or his ideas were idiot!
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 1:40:47 PM

How Tobey Maguire Lost the Lead in "Planet of the Apes" Prequel ... the BLUMPKIN, GOLDEN SHOWER AND WILLY WONKA ROLLERCOASTER parts of his contract were not fulfilled to Fox's satisfaction.

Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 1:43:18 PM

Man in Black writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 1:30:32 AM

@ max ... what is your blood pressure these days ? enjoy the rants but dont have an aneurysm on a post ....


@ManInBlack

First, thank you very much, sir.

Second, don't worry. I just picture Channing Tatum trying to act in GI HO, FISTING, DEERE JOHN and STEPPED IN SOMETHIN' and my blood pressure goes, " Ya know ? At least your not him. "
encoreyourface writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 3:10:26 PM

Telur-how 'bout you shut up and I'll keep 'talking'? yep, like that plan.
forever_moviefan writes:
on May 22nd, 2010 at 10:14:43 PM

Telur is a f*ckin tard, and this is a total spit in the face to Tobey to get replaced with Franco
Man in Black writes:
on May 23rd, 2010 at 2:42:53 AM

@ max ... i like your out look on life, thanks

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