Straczynski's 'Changeling' Cast Grows; Writer Gets Dissed

by Paul William Tenny

Consider this a nitpick if you will, but it matters to writers. I've now seen in three different places headlines that go something like this: "Clint Eastwood's 'Changeling' Cast News Blah blah.." which is ridiculous and shows immense disrespect for J. Michael Straczynski who wrote the damn script. Not only was Eastwood not the first director (Ron Howard was until a scheduling conflict forced a change) he may not be the last one, either.

This movie is on the fast track and if the studio was willing to move forward without Ron Howard at the helm, that really tells you what they think about the director's role in this property. Unless and until Eastwood alters reality with evil magic, this is
Straczynski's 'Changeling', plain and simple.

As for that casting news, the current setup looks like this:
Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, John Malkovich, Angelina Jolie, Jason Butler Harner, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly.

Shame on Slashfilm, shame on Hollywood Reporter, shame on and everybody else without a brain in their head. Try showing the real creative force behind films some respect for once, because this is just embarrassing to see.
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