August 22, 2011 – Just days after Hilary Duff announced her pregnancy, producers of the movie Story of Bonnie and Clyde have fired the actress from the film due to her pregnant state.
The movie is due to start filming this fall and Hilary was set to star as Bonnie Parker in the film. However, since Hilary won’t be available until June of next year because of her pregnancy, the director said he can’t wait that long, reported TMZ.
Hillary Duff is pregnant and expecting her first child
No comment has been returned by Hilary’s rep, but the decision to drop the former Disney star is supposedly an amicable one.
However, should Hilary decide to strike back, she could sue the production company for costing her a movie role due to pregnancy; something other stars have done and won judgement on.
But, it seems as if they are also looking for some else to play Clyde, as Kevin Zegers, who was slated for the role, has other commitments that were in conflict with Bonnie and Clyde filming.
In a statement to Us Weekly, producers of the film said that:
“Due to our obligations with investors and international buyers, it is imperative that we stick to our current schedule. Therefore, we are forced to explore other options for the two lead roles. Unfortunately this happens all the time in the world of filmmaking.”
“It’s down to money and producers.” Director Tonya Holly said, “They want the product delivered.”
Ms. Holly also said that they are happy for Hilary’s pregnancy and they know “she’ll be a wonderful mom.” She alse revealed that the actress still loves the script, but unfortunately, production can’t wait.
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