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Sharlto Copley Dismisses Rumors Over ‘I Am Number Four’

Sharlto Copley explains why he left I Am Number Four, dismissing rumors attributing his departure to creative differences about his character’s look.

Sharlto Copley Explains Why Timothy Olyphant Replaced Him in I Am Number Four

Earlier this week, we reported that Timothy Olyphant replaced Sharlto Copley in DJ Caruso’s teen sci-fi film I Am Number Four over creative differences related to his character’s look. According to an exclusive report from Film Drunk, Copley wanted his character to look more like an alien, complete with a prosthetic nose and Spock ears. In a recent interview with MTV however, Copley dismissed that report as a rumor, explaining that he left the film strictly because of his busy schedule.

In the MTV interview, Copley says that the scheduling conflict revolved around his publicity responsibilities for The A-Team and that, while the production team worked on ways to accomodate him, he felt it was damaging to the movie to remain involved.

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Posted on May 14, 2010 by Editor

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