Copley & Bomer Out, Olyphant & Annable In

Timothy Olyphant (“Justified,” “The Crazies”) will replace Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “The A-Team”) on thriller “I Am Number Four” at Dreamworks Pictures says Variety.

Based on the novel series by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, the story follows nine aliens who flee to Earth disguised as teenagers. The titular character, now disguised as a human high schooler (Alex Pettyfer), soon learns the enemy alien race that caused them to abandon their home planet are still hunting them.

Copley, who had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts, was to play Henri, a guardian and mentor to the story’s title character. D.J. Caruso directs from a script by Al Gough, Marti Noxon and Miles Millar.

Meanwhile “Brothers and Sisters” star Dave Annable will replace hunk Matt Bomer on the Anna Faris romantic comedy “What’s Your Number?” at New Regency says The Hollywood Reporter.

Bomer, who dropped out because of a scheduling conflict with his cable series “White Collar”, was to play Faris’ dream guy.