MGM has pulled its “Valley Girl” remake featuring embattled YouTuber Logan Paul from its release schedule, TheWrap has learned.
The project, which wrapped production last year and had been set for release on June 29, is now undated. Meanwhile, MGM has scheduled the Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” called “The Hustle,” for that date.
A studio rep had no comment on the reason for the move, or when the film might get a new date.
Paul has a supporting role in director Rachel Goldenberg’s musical update of the 1983 Nicolas Cage film, which stars Jessica Rothe (“La La Land”) as a sweet San Fernando Valley native who falls for a punk rocker from Hollywood played by follows Josh Whitehouse. The cast also includes Chloe Bennet, Peyton List and Ashleigh Murray.
The studio’s decision comes just weeks after Paul became embroiled in a series of online controversies for videos that showed him joking beside a human corpse hanging in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, firing a taser gun at a dead rat and encouraging users to eat Tide Pods
Last month, YouTube suspended ads on the popular vlogger’s channel for 18 days, calling him “unsuitable for advertisers.” He currently has more than 16 million subscribers.
“As a society, as human beings, we just have to be more compassionate,” said Paul at the time. “And that includes me, too. That’s something I’m learning along this journey.”