15 Movie Casting Rumors That No One Took Seriously
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In Hollywood, casting rumors constantly abound. Tinsel Town runs on movie news and scoops, most frequently the kind you’d find in a tabloid. While these rumor-fueled headlines all deserve a grain of salt, some of them have stretched the limits of reality further than they had any right. Here are 15 of the best-worst casting rumors ever to come out of Hollywood, almost none of which had any basis in reality.
Quentin Tarantino’s Friday the 13th
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Okay, so this isn’t strictly related to casting, but we’re giving it an honorable mention. Back in the mid-aughts The Guardian actually published a piece confirming the Pulp Fiction director was in talks to helm a Friday the 13th sequel. Though Tarantino has been an outspoken fan of the franchise, the idea seemed about as likely as Martin Scorsese directing a Sleepaway Camp remake. Tarantino’s camp squashed the rumor a week after it started. Ironically, the director’s Kill Bill follow-up would be an original slasher called Death Proof.