This was supposed to be Blake

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 10, 2012 17:07:44 April 10, 2012 17:07:44

HereΓÇÖs Aloof Rooney Mara in New York today working on Steven SoderberghΓÇÖs The Bitter Pill. She plays a woman who self-medicates in order to cope with her husbandΓÇÖs upcoming prison release. Her husband is Channing Tatum. Her psychiatrist is Jude Law.

As you recall, MaraΓÇÖs part was originally Blake LivelyΓÇÖs.  Lively was SoderberghΓÇÖs original choice. Then Megan EllisonΓÇÖs money came along and apparently meangirled Serena van der Woodsen. Click here for SarahΓÇÖs take on it a few months ago. Blake was subsequently dropped and replaced by Aloof who can act better which, I mean, is hysterical when you think about it because if acting was a priority on this project, what the hell does Channing Tatum have to do with it? God, Rich Daughters Of Tech Moguls, why are you making me defend Blake Lively!?

PS. The Bitter Pill is a terribly prosaic title. You think theyΓÇÖll change it?

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