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Alec Baldwin Warns Fans Off Film

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Jul 10, 2007 | 7:59am EDT

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin is begging fans to boycott a movie he made six years that has been reedited, renamed and is being released.

Baldwin directed, produced and acted in The Devil and Daniel Webster in 2001. Despite a cast including Anthony Hopkins and Dan Aykroyd, the movie was dismissed by studio bosses and was never released.

The film has been reedited and renamed as Shortcut to Happiness, and Baldwin's name has been removed from the directing credits--replaced by pseudonym Harry Kirkpatrick. It will be released in six cities in the U.S. on July 13.

And Baldwin is advising fans not to watch the film--describing it as unrecognizable.

A friend tells PageSix, "Alec doesn't recommend unrecognizable films to his fans. This is not an Alec Baldwin film. He's in the movie but he has nothing to do with it. His name was taken off as producer and director six years ago, but he couldn't get it taken off as an actor."

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