CGI casting of James Dean in new movie prompts Hollywood backlash

CGI casting of James Dean in new movie prompts Hollywood backlash

James Dean is starring in a movie 64 years after his death, and many actors, including Chris Evans and Elijah Wood, are slamming the CGI casting decision and saying it "sets an terrible precedent" for future entertainment.

Well, many in Hollywood are against this idea and one of the stars to speak out against this was Marvel star Chris Evans. The actor also made a sarcastic remark saying, "I'm sure he'd [Dean] be thrilled". He posted a tweet wherein he asked if one could get a painting from Picasso or a new song from the late Beatles singer, John Lennon.

"This is bad. the complete lack of understanding here is shameful", tweeted Avengers actor Chris Evans, while Lord of the Rings' Elijah Wood added: "NOPE".

Magic City Films said it had obtained the rights from Dean's estate to digitally recreate the Rebel Without A Cause star, who died in a 1955 vehicle accident aged 24, for a Vietnam War-era action drama called Finding Jack.

Anton Ernst, the director, said that the film-makers had searched for months for the flawless star to play Rogan.

"The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to contrivance". Zelda reminded her followers of this, writing that she believes "we should let the great performers of the past rest". "Exposure stunt or not, this is puppeteering the dead for their "clout" alone and it sets such a awful point of reference for the eventual fate of execution". In a post-humous demotion of sorts, Dean will play a "secondary" role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


More than six decades after his death, James Dean has been "cast" in a new film and some people are angry about it.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Finding Jack will tell of a U.S. soldier who nurses a wounded yellow Labrador back to health while serving in Vietnam.

Dean, who died in a 1955 vehicle crash at age 24, appeared in only three feature films: "Rebel Without a Cause", "East of Eden" and "Giant". "Rogue One", the Star Wars movie written as a lead-in to the original trilogy, used digital effects to bring back Grand Moff Tarkin, the Death Star commander played by Peter Cushing, who died in 1994. "With the rapidly evolving technology, we see this as a whole new frontier for many of our iconic clients", said Mark Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide, the business agent for Dean's family.

Avengers: Endgame actor Chris Evans, Transformers actor Elijah Wood, Julie Ann Emery of Preacher and Devon Sawa have also tweeted their respective reactions on twitter.

Production for the film starts in a little over a week with a release date slated for Veterans Day 2020.

Various present actors have weighed in on the information of Dean's casting through Twitter. "It's exactly the way that we envisioned it", Ernst said.

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