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Ryder replacing pregnant Gyllenhaal in The Iceman movie

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Dec 13, 2011 | 9:15am EST

The Dark Knight actress was initially due to portray the wife of the infamous Mafia contract killer opposite Michael Shannon, but Gyllenhaal, who announced her second pregnancy last month (Nov11), has since walked away from the role and Ryder has been cast in her place, according to Deadline.com.

It's the second major casting revamp in recent weeks - James Franco was previously tapped to star as The Iceman's mentor, but the 127 Hours actor quit the project due to contractual issues.

Franco's role has since been filled by Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Ray Liotta and David Schwimmer are also attached to the movie, which is set for release in 2013.

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