Canceled, Recast, Reshot: 7 Times an Actor Accused of Wrongdoing Was Totally Erased From a Film (Photos)
Johnny Depp, whose role in the third “Fantastic Beasts” film will be recast, becomes
Thom Geier | November 6, 2020 @ 9:26 AM
Last Updated: November 6, 2020 @ 9:28 AM
In the #MeToo era, when an actor is accused of wrongdoing and the film or TV project is already under way -- or even wrapped -- sometimes directors and producers go back and reshoot their scenes with a replacement.
"Ordeal by Innocence"
BBC had already shot a new adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic with "Gossip Girl" alum Ed Westwick as the rough-around-the-edges son of a wealthy family. But after Westwick faced accusations of sexual misconduct, the network went back and re-shot the limited series with "Magic City" alum Christian Cooke.
"Army of the Dead"
In August 2020, Netflix announced that Zack Snyder would do reshoots of his already-wrapped zombie-hunting movie with Tig Notaro replacing Chris D'Elia following online accusations that D'Elia had engaged in predatory behavior with underage girls (he has denied the accusations).
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"Fantastic Beasts 3"
Johnny Depp, who played the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the first two films in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, was replaced as shooting on the third film was underway in the U.K. in November 2020. The forced resignation came just days after a U.K. court ruled against the star's libel suit and found that ex-wife Amber Heard's accusations of domestic abuse by Depp were "substantially true." (Depp has continued to deny the accusations he was a "wife beater.")