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Michael J. Fox Wasn't The OG Marty McFly In Back To The Future! PLUS 10 Other Movies That Had A Last Minute Casting Change!

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Most true Back To The Future fans know that Michael J. Fox wasn't the first actor cast as Marty McFly!

Originally, up-and-coming method actor Eric Stoltz received that honor, and played the role well into the first few weeks of production!

But in the middle of filming, director Robert Zemeckis noticed a problem — Stoltz was a great dramatic actor, but he didn't bring the comedy that was needed for the film!

So, they went back to recast and eventually found Fox, who was obviously PERFECT for the role.

But Stoltz was forced to continue shooting for another few weeks, totally unaware that his days as Marty were fading away faster than the McFly kids in that picture! AWKWARD!

Back to the Future isn't the only film with a last minute re-cast — find out which other movies suffered the same fate (below)!

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Lethal Weapon Actress Mary Ellen Trainor Has Died At 62

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Mary Ellen Trainor died in her home.

So sad.

Lethal Weapon actress Mary Ellen Trainor, who was in all four films in the franchise, has passed away.

She died on May 20 at 62 years old in her home in Montecito, California, according to her friend and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

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Mary was also known for her role in The Goonies, and has appeared in Die Hard, Ghostbusters II, as well as various films by her former husband, Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis.

The two split in 2000, but before they did, they worked together on movies like Forrest Gump and Back to the Future Part II. She was also involved with television, having starred in Parker Lewis Can't Lose on FOX and ABC's drama Relativity.

Mary leaves behind her son Alex, her mom Jane, and four siblings Ned, Jack, Barbara and Carolyn.

No cause of death has been announced, but a memorial service will be held at 11 AM on June 19 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Montecito.

The family is asking that donations be made to Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and The Wounded Warrior Project, in lieu of flowers.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible loss.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Aims High In The Trailer For The Walk! Watch HERE!

The trailer for 'The Walk' makes us want to walk a high-wire!

Don't look down! Don't look down!

But also don't look away from this trailer because it's awesome!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt tries his hand at a French accent, starring as Philippe Petit in Sony's The Walk — a true story about the high-wire artist's famous walk between the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

The flick also stars Sir Ben Kingsley as Philippe's mentor, Papa Rudy, and features a trailer packed with passion, illegal schemes, and of course beautiful shots of TERRIFYING heights.

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Who would have thought a movie about one walk across a high-wire would be so intriguing — especially because we know what happens, since this all went down back in 1974??

The film is directed by Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis, who you may know from a couple small projects like Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, so it's probably a safe bet to say The Walk is gonna soar to new heights!

Ch-ch-check out the full trailer (below)!

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Sequel Not Happening!

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For years, fans of the part-cartoon, part-live action classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit? have been chomping at the bit carrot to see a sequel!

But it seems their hopes have just had a piano of practicality dropped on their heads. And by the director no less!

Robert Zemeckis says that Disney would never let the movie get made today. He says:

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Denzel Washington Survives The Worst Flight Ever In This Trailer

In the Forrest Gump and Cast Away director's first live action movie since the year 2000, Denzel Washington stars as a pilot who makes an amazing crash landing in Flight.

Despite his heroism, the media puts his life under intense scrutiny and the world discovers he drank heavily the night before which casts a heavy shadow over his accomplishment.

Did he save all of the passengers or did he put them in danger by flying after a night of boozing?

The plot looks like it's ripped right out of

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Is Back To The Future Coming…To Broadway?!?!?!?

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O.M.Gigawatts.

We've JUST learned the crazzzzy news that Robert Zemeckis MAY be bringing Back to the Future to Broadway! Great Scott!

We're hearing that the original BTTF director is in early talks with co-writer Bob Gale and film composer Alan Silvestri to adapt the 1985 classic film into a stage production.

No other details have been revealed yet, although we're hearing that

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Robert Zemeckis To Direct Wizard Of Oz Remake Using The Original's Screenplay!

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What on Earth? Didn't the remake of Pyscho teach people anything??

Warner Brothers has reportedly approached director Robert Zemeckis to helm a live-action remake of The Wizard of Oz, using the ORIGINAL script from the 1939 version!

Although that film was produced by MGM, Warner Brothers acquired the rights to the screenplay after Ted Turner bought it. Warner Brothers than bought Turner's empire, which gave them the rights to the work!

Wow. We're happy to see Robert Zemeckis moving away from all of that creepy performance capture stuff, but this could be disastrous!

A lot of care must be taken if this actually goes into production!

Let's hope it ends up a nice tribute to the original, and not an embarrassing, unnecessary mess.

What do U think?? Should this Wizard of Oz remake happen??

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