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Say Goodbye To My Little Friend: Al Pacino Exits Summer Sequel ‘Despicable Me 2′

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Here is a shocker. Al Pacino and Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have parted company on Despicable Me 2. Pacino had long ago signed to provide the voice of the film’s villain, Eduardo, in the follow-up to the 2010 hit. The surprise here is timing: the film has a July 3 release date, and this occurred on the first weekend of summer film releases. Pacino had done a lot of the voice work, but ultimately his last-minute exit came down to creative difference. The studio and Chris Meledandri’s Illumination are in the process of landing someone to take over and I’m told there is time to get all this done and not imperil the film’s release date. Animation makes that much easier; no re-shoots.

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StarWarsFan1309d ago

Creative differences? I wonder what the differences were exactly. To be honest though, it doesn't really matter when it comes to a voice-cast. Some movies are a little too filled with big names. I understand a pair or maybe 3 so you have big names to market a movie, but too often it's just too much. Some movies could really save themselves some money by going with unknown voice actors.

Software_Lover1309d ago

I agree. I dont understand the obsession with signing a big name. They should just focus on signing a great voice.