So what could have prompted the casting change? According to those wags at The Post, Ms. Miller was just too darn sexy. A source was quoted as saying, "It is a mess. Russell never lost the weight he put on for 'Body of Evidence' - and so the love scenes between him and Sienna would have been laughable. He's so old and fat and she's so young and gorgeous. It's just . . . gross." Pretty mean stuff, although it's kind of nice to see male stars getting the heat for body image for a change. The source also went on to say that producers were going to look for a new co-star that was a little closer in size, and age to Crowe.
The official word from the set was that Miller was "released" from her contract, but producers gave no further details as to the reason for her departure. News of a troubled set has been leaking for some time, along with rumours of battles between Scott and Crowe escalating out of control (which has since been publicly denied by Crowe and Scott's agent).
So do you think that Nottingham can ever come back from all of the bad publicity? And does it matter what people are saying during production if the finished product kicks ass?