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Vincent Cassel Finds Child 44
H's replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman

30 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Hey you, directors! Yes, you. Have you recently lost a cast member from a film you’re working on? Need a top-notch replacement in a hurry? Then you need Casselfix™ from Ronco! Casselfix™ is the ideal solution when there’s a hole in your ensemble to plug or the head of your cast has dropped off and you need a replacement. Just ask Daniel Espinosa, who has used Casselfix™ on Child 44 to plug a hole left by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Hoffman has dropped out of the thriller, which has been shooting since June, and Espinosa has turned to Vincent Cassel to replace him. Child 44 sees Tom Hardy as a Russian military policeman investigating child murders during Stalin’s reign in the early 1950s. When he’s accused of treason, everyone begins to turn against him, including his wife (Noomi Rapace) and his boss (Gary Oldman). Cassel is joining a cast that also features Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke and Paddy Considine.

News of Cassel parachuting in to fill the gap comes in the wake of Ariel Kleiman hiring him for cult leader drama Partisan earlier this week, which originally had Oscar Isaac in the main role. Cassel will work on Child 44 first before heading to Australia for Partisan.


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