Steve Carell Replaces Bruce Willis in Woody Allen's Pic

The 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' star joins the star-studded cast including Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg among others.

AceShowbiz - %cWoody Allen% has found a replacement for %cBruce Willis% in his next movie. %cSteve Carell% officially joins the untitled Woody Allen project to take over Willis' role so that production will remain on schedule.

Allen's people confirmed to Deadline on Monday, August 24 that Willis had exited the project but cited no reason. There was a rumor that he was let go but many also said the movie had conflicting schedule with his upcoming commitment on Broadway adaptation of "Misery". It would have been Willis' first time working with Allen.

Carell joins the star-studded cast including %cBlake Lively%, %cParker Posey%, %cKristen Stewart%, %cJesse Eisenberg% and %cCorey Stoll%. Carrell has worked with Allen before in "Melinda and Melinda".

As usual, Allen's movie is kept under wraps. Stewart and Eisenberg were spotted filming a kissing scene in Santa Monica earlier this week. Shooting will continue in both New York and Los Angeles. No premiere date has been announced but at this pace, the movie is expected to be released next year.

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