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Oliver Gettell
August 24, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Bruce Willis won’t be appearing in Woody Allen’s next movie after all.

The veteran actor has dropped out of the ensemble cast of Allen’s untitled film due to scheduling conflicts, a representative for Allen confirmed to EW. Deadline first reported the news.

Willis, best known for playing tough guys in movies like Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, and Armageddon, had been set to collaborate with Allen for the first time but is also busy preparing for his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. That production begins previews Oct. 22 at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre, with opening night set for Nov. 15.

Willis’ intended role in Allen’s movie will be recast. The cast for the film, which will shoot in New York and Los Angeles, includes Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Corey Stoll.

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