Owen Wilson Drops Out of Thunder

Two days after being hospitalized for an attempted suicide, Owen Wilson has dropped out of the DreamWorks’ ensemble comedy Tropic Thunder, reports Variety.

Wilson’s frequent collaborator, Ben Stiller, began shooting the film in Hawaii six weeks ago. “Tropic,” which also stars Jack Black, is produced by Stiller’s Red Hour Films.

Wilson was scheduled to begin a weeklong shoot in two to three weeks. The decision was characterized as a mutual agreement between Stiller and Wilson.

It is unclear whether Wilson’s role would be recast or eliminated from the comedy, which revolves around a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie who are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.


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