With only around a month to go before production was scheduled to begin, Reese Witherspoon has abruptly dropped out of Spyglass Entertainment’s remake of “Bunny Lake Is Missing”, much to the chagrin of director Joe Carnahan.
Witherspoon was set to star and produce the film which has been in the works for three years over at Sony Pictures who will distribute reports Variety.
Scripted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright, it is based on the 1965 Otto Preminger film about a woman who reports that her daughter Bunny Lake is missing – only to be confronted by charges that she never existed
Witherspoon’s exit is having major ramifications – a rush is on to find a replacement actress, but even then it means the film will likely be pushed back.
That’s a problem as Carnahan remains scheduled to shoot “White Jazz” immediately after. Evelyn O’Neill, manager of both Carnahan and Witherspoon, is rumoured to have lost the former as a client due to the mess.