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Ethan Hawke No Longer Serving "The Countess"

July 25, 2007 09:39:15 GMT

Julie Delpy has told Cinematical that Ethan Hawke has dropped his role of Ferenc Nadansky in her upcoming thriller drama "The Countess."


Countess, The picture

One name is now missing from the core cast of thriller drama "The Countess" and that sadly turns out to be Ethan Hawke, Cinematical.com has exclusively revealed.

Confirmation on Hawke's departure comes out from the mouth of the flick's director and leading lady Julie Delpy as she sat down for an interview with Cinematical's Ryan Stewart, who learned that the actor is no longer expected to play Ferenc Nadansky, the husband of the titular character.

"He might do a cameo, but I don't think he will anymore," Deply said of Hawke. "He was going to, and now he's busy with something else...But it's okay -- maybe it's not meant to be. I have wonderful people attached, so I'm very happy with that."

A collaborative production of Motion Investment Group, Social Capital, and Tuffin Entertainment, "The Countess" focuses on a 17th century Hungarian countess named Erzebet Bathory who embarks on a murderous undertaking with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty. Delpy penned the script and is producing as well with Matthew E. Chausse, Martin Shore, and Christopher Tuffin all accompanying her carrying out the latter task.

© AceShowbiz.com




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