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Thomas Jane Too White for Sylvester Stallone's "Headshot"

Posted: May 30th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Thomas Jane Too White for Sylvester StalloneSubmit Comment
Back in April, it was reported that Thomas Jane (The Mist, Punisher) has signed on to star alongside Sylvester Stallone in "Headshot" crime thriller, to be directed by Walter Hills (48 Hrs, The Warriors).

Filming was set to begin this month, but Warner Bros is now looking to replace Jane with a more "ethnic" actor. The studio believes that with a minority in the role, the film will be able to reach a wider audience, which results in bigger box office. Both Stallone and Hill would like to keep Jane, but that may not happen.

In "Headshot," Stallone's character teams with a young NYPD detective (Jane) in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the back alleys of New Orleans all the way to Washington, DC. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.

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masKritic writes:
on May 29th, 2011 at 11:48:22 PM

I vote for Martin Lawrence.
Frank_Castle writes:
on May 29th, 2011 at 11:53:21 PM

I hate that studios always end up having their way. I was damn excited that Jane was working with Stallone.
Dirt writes:
on May 29th, 2011 at 11:54:02 PM

Racists, always trying to keep a cracker down.
murphyslaw93 writes:
on May 29th, 2011 at 11:58:02 PM

Every change this movie makes makes me want to see it even less. Wayne Kramer would have made the movie incredibly gritty and very violent, but Stallone, whose most recent Rambo installment averages 3 on screen deaths per minute, found his ideas to be too violent. Now Jane, one of the most underrated actors, gets the boot because he's a white badass rather than a non-white badass. Next its gonna be rated PG-13
Ranger writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:05:15 AM

Nice to see Hollywood is keeping racism alive.

There have been all black movies.
There have been all white movies.
And color was NEVER a deciding factor for me to decide if I wanted to see it or not.

Maybe they should can Sly and get Nolte and Murphy for this one.

Should anyone at Warner Bros. read this... French my pouch!
OneTime writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:19:03 AM

white man is now the minority...

wait a min...
The Tall Man writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:37:33 AM

If Jane is booted, I say Eddie Murphy.

Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy and Walter Hill = 80's Epicness.
generalmac writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:45:36 AM

isn't that racist. where's the aclu.
bandolero999 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:59:12 AM

I don't know who the minority is it should be a middle eastern or an Asian.Black people don't even think about it the presidents allready half black and 30% work and the rest are causing chaos in Detroit,Oakland,Flint Michigan.

Boy have times changed in America

Hispanics only a few are good and George Lopez don't count he's stereotypical as f*ck too Mexican for me
bandolero999 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 1:11:01 AM

Seriously this headline is hilarious they should put Will Smith or Cuba Gooding Jr they are the whitest Black people I've ever seen

Not counting Carlton because he's in the sh*tter doing handjobs somewhere
boogiel writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 1:26:44 AM

What's with the pairings? Another version of Lethal Weapon?
johnny_boy writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 1:29:49 AM

So people won't watch this cuz there isn't an ethnic person. Isn't that a form of racism on the "ethnics" part. I bet if a white guy wouldn't watch a Tyler Perry movie cuz there weren't enough white folks in it, that guy would look like a stupid racist *sshole. f*ckin society
johnny_boy writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 1:31:54 AM

"Hispanics only a few are good and George Lopez don't count he's stereotypical as f*ck too Mexican for me"

Bandolero, you are preaching to the choir, brother.
Damon242 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 2:43:45 AM

How does an obviously-forced pairing, based on race, reach a wider audience?

lol it would be funny if it ended up that the audience was too offended that the minority in the film must take lessons from a white person, treating it like a microcosm for society, and therefore boycotted the film.
Damon242 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 2:45:12 AM

This film's already screwed.
Kurskij writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:28:44 AM

KKK-high-five, WB!

Make it PG-rated, all rainbows and unicorns, tackos-sh*tting-icecream family fun.

With Jaden Smith cast opposite Stallone.

Narkle of Gary writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:30:36 AM

racist
ilovemovies82 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:43:57 AM

50 Cent

Joking. Though the plot of this movie sounds rather up his alley with all the straight to dvd flicks he's been doing lately.
LastActionHero writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 7:29:22 AM

The only time this guy seemed like he could act was in Hung. He's been terrible in movies and was an abomination as the Punisher.
BadChadB33 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 7:53:10 AM

Get RDJ he can play an black man pretty well.
SACdaddy writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 8:44:04 AM

Lol this is what happens when the bottom line becomes more important quality. This isn't as much a racist issue as it is a cheap marketing ploy, just like Hwood's reasoning for casting white people in Asian roles like Dragonball Z, The Last Airbender, or most recently the Akira film. It never really seems to work that well so I don't know why they keep pushing it.
xtlhogciao writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 9:17:40 AM

So they want to make Another "Another 48 Hours."
Leave Jane in there
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 9:23:34 AM

Kurskij writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:28:44 AM

KKK-high-five, WB!

Make it PG-rated, all rainbows and unicorns, tackos-sh*tting-icecream family fun.

With Jaden Smith cast opposite Stallone.


Damn got there before me.

But I will one up you...I say...

Willow Smith..two birds one stone..make a liberal lesbian muslim and just watch the money role in.
Crazyhorse writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 11:08:23 AM

Wow

They didnt have a problem with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith teaming up
beepboop writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 11:12:02 AM

Bring in Terry Crews!
Crazyhorse writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 11:13:06 AM

Hey

Why not Jayden Smith for this role too
rocketman writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:10:59 PM

Does everything have to look like a f*cking Benetton advert?
Kurskij writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:17:15 PM

@Dave

Lol.

That's liberal lesbian *underage* *black* muslim.

Also possibly mentally challenged.

Sweet deal you got here, Hwood.
Crazyhorse writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 12:28:06 PM

Hold that thought

Bow Wow or Lil Wayne
minkowski writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 4:31:38 PM

I've always said, if you want your film virtually critic proof, make the lead actor a black, handicapped, lesbian, muslim, single-parent drug-addicted sexually abused child. Then, no problemo.

But the real issue is why in the world would WB think black people wouldn't see a film with no black lead actors? Hmmmmm.

And Bando, bro, good for yoou on Lopez, but to be honest, I have absolutely nothing against latinos and latinas from anywhere, the Mexicano motherf*ckers just need to stop crawling across the f*cking border. And I would say that if it was Trig sneaking in from Canada.
Man in Black writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:06:55 PM

SON OF A BITCH
Man in Black writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:08:45 PM

He is gonna go with a Wayans brother isnt he ? Thats right go with quantity not quality . (face palm )
HideousSecretion writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:13:10 PM

Yeah, throw in a some no-talent rapper. That will really boost ticket sales. Ugh. Why not try making a good movie? Maybe that would make people want to see it?

Please. Please. Hire Chris Tucker. I want this movie to fail.
minkowski writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:16:51 PM

Mos Def, please.
bandolero999 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:21:28 PM

I told you I ain't buying that Black actor sh*t is gotta be Kal Penn or an Asian.



Kurskij writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:30:08 PM

"make the lead actor a black, handicapped, lesbian, muslim, single-parent, drug-addicted sexually abused child."

remove muslim and drug-addicted, add overweight and pregnant and you've got "Precious" and hords of critics crying tears of joy.

bandolero999 writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:32:52 PM

They should cast an European white guy so that he won't count as a white American.Maybe German,Scottish,Finnish,Swedish

Or a Native American from Apache,Cherooke tribe
Kurskij writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 5:42:26 PM

General: Right, you are 'Operation Get Behind The Darkies'. Are there any questions men?

[Chef raises his hand]

General: Yes Soldier?

Chef: Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?

General: I don't listen to hip-hop!
phetburton writes:
on May 30th, 2011 at 9:21:08 PM

get Michael Peņa he's a good actor n deserves a bigger shot at Hollywood
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on May 31st, 2011 at 8:07:10 AM

Let the Honkie do it!!! Jane is a true bad ass!!

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