Deal Report: May 17, 2013
Al Pacino, Benjamin Bratt, and more
Benjamin Bratt will replace Al Pacino as the voice of the villain Eduardo in Despicable Me 2, which hits theaters July 3. The producers cited creative differences as the reason for the change.
Sharlto Copley will reteam with his District 9 director, Neill Blomkamp, for the robot comedy Chappie. Copley also costars in Blomkamp’s August thriller Elysium.
Keira Knightley is in talks to replace Anne Hathaway in the dark comedy Laggies from director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister), about a young woman who flees from her boyfriend’s marriage proposal.