Quentin Tarantino Finds a Replacement for Burt Reynolds

Quentin Tarantino. Photo by John Salangsang/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (8990771an)

Life happens. And sometimes that means art is affected.

When The Dark Knight star, Heath Ledger, died during filming of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the entire story was altered to accommodate his passing, while Paul Walker’s brothers volunteered as body doubles when he passed away in the middle of shooting Furious 7.

A similar thing has now occurred following the death of Burt Reynolds.

The Boogie Nights actor, who passed away on the 5th of September, was due to star in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Burt was scheduled to act alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, and Dakota Fanning in the movie set around the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate by Charles Manson.

His role of George Spahn — an 80-year-old man who rented out his L.A. ranch to Manson and his followers in exchange for sex with female followers — will now be played by the late actor’s longtime friend and star of The Hateful Eight, Bruce Dern.

The film will be released on the 26th of July 2019.