Brad Pitt faces possible legal action after pulling out of political thriller State of Play at the last minute.
Pitt, 43, had been slated to play an investigative journalist in the new film but raised concerns over the script with director Kevin Macdonald.
But the script cannot be worked on because of the Hollywood screenwriters strike--forcing Pitt to pull out.
A spokesman for Universal Pictures confirmed Pitt had left the production, but that the movie would go ahead regardless.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe are being considered as a replacement for the star.
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