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Bill Magnussen (Who?) to Replace Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Into the Woods'

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Jul 22, 2013 | 4:41pm EDT

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Last week, the news broke that Jake Gyllenhaal would be dropping out of Into The Woods to star in the thriller Nightcrawler. The actor was set to play Rapunzel's Prince in the fairy tale musical, but had to quit due to scheduling conflicts. Needless to say, this is a big fat bummer. We were so looking forward to seeing the him (and his dreamy blue eyes) in a different kind of role.

So, which unlucky guy must face the daunting task the of filling Jake Gyllenhaal's shoes? According to Deadline, Billy Magnussen will be taking Gyllenhaal's place in the Into The Woods cast alongside A-listers like Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Christine Baranski, and possibly Anna Kendrick. Magnussen has appeared on Boardwalk Empire and As the World Turns and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Sorry, Billy Magnussen, we're sure you're a nice guy and all, but...actually, maybe you aren't. Who are you anyway? You kind of look like Spencer Pratt, and a quick scan through your IMDb page tells us you once played someone named Spencer in a TV show called Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell. Maybe we're being immature, but that's enough to make us not want to like you. We want Jakey!

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