With only five weeks to go before production was to begin, Reese Witherspoon has pulled a "La Lohan" and ditched Bunny Lake is Missing, a film she was set to star in and produce. It's an odd move, one that's pissed off director Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) who was gearing up to shoot back-to-back films, with work on White Jazz to begin almost immediately after Bunny Lake. Now, folks are scrambling to find a replacement (cursing Witherspoon to no end, I imagine) and a delayed production start is all but certain. If that's the case, they'll probably lose Carnahan and Bunny Lake will most likely be lost in the shuffle.
Pic, which is a remake of the 1965 Otto Premlinger film, tells the story of a woman who reports her daughter missing only to be confronted with the possibility that her missing daughter didn't even exist in the first place. Here's where you say: "Wait, wasn't that film already remade back in 2005 when it was called Flightplan?" You'd think that, right? Currently, there's no word on why Witherspoon left after developing the film for three years -- I am of the opinion that she wasn't jiving with Carnahan, as he's apparently taken this very personally. Variety reports Carnahan is so angry about the ordeal that he's already dumped manager Evelyn O'Neil, who also happens to represent Witherspoon. And you thought you were having a bad day -- poor Evelyn, she's the real casualty here.