He’s been chubby for a while, gaining weight to play Susie Salmon’s father in the film adaptation of The Lovely Bones directed by Peter Jackson. Filming just started yesterday and Ryan and Susan Sarandon (who plays the grandmother) were both spotted in Malvern, PA over the weekend eating at Trader Joe’s and grabbing coffee at Starbucks (thanks Nicole!).

However, according to Variety, Ryan has suddenly dropped out with “creative differences” reported as the reason. Mark Wahlberg has since replaced him and production apparently will not be delayed.

Is your smutty sense tingling? Mine, actually, is not…though creative differences so late in the game seems unusual. Will keep you posted. And no, he does not have a drug problem. Nor is he clinically depressed. And he’s not an onset diva either. Stay tuned…