Bardem Pulls Out Of Coppola's Tetro, Replaced By Maura

Oscar-winning actor JAVIER BARDEM has pulled out of FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's new movie TETRO - only to be replaced by Spanish actress CARMEN MAURA. The legendary director originally wrote the part for a male lead, but decided to re-write the character as female when Bardem was forced to withdraw from the project. And Coppola insists he was glad he had the opportunity to give the character a sex-change. He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "One of the important roles in the script is a mentor and teacher to Tetro (leading character played by Vincent Gallo), and I originally wrote it for a man. "As I read and re-read (the script), I felt that the interaction between the two characters would be far more intriguing if they were of the opposite sex." Maura has now joined the rest of the cast for the film's 11-week shoot, which began on 31 March (08) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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