Sarah Jessica Parker will be taking over the role of Gloria Steinem in the new movie “Lovelace.” Demi Moore was scheduled to play the feminist icon but the “GI Jane” star has dropped out of the film this week after entering into rehab.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who will be directing the movie, confirmed the casting switch to Entertainment Weekly.
Moore was rushed to the hospital earlier this week after she started convulsing after smoking an unknown substance. (You can listen to the 911 call here.) Moore checked into rehab for “exhaustion” and announced that she was giving up her role in “Lovelace.”
Her publicist said:
“Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.”
According to EW, production on “Lovelace” has already started but Moore hasn’t filmed any scenes. Epstein and Friedman won’t have to re-shoot anything for the movie but they were rushed into a casting decision. Parker is expected to start shooting on Monday.
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“Lovelace” also stars Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace and James Franco as Hugh Hefner.