Alec Baldwin exits Shock and Awe film

19th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

Actor Alec Baldwin has reportedly exited Rob Reiner's new movie Shock and Awe over timing issues.

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The star was set to take on a week-long role in the film, but Reiner, who is directing the movie, is reportedly stepping into Baldwin's role as Knight-Ridder Washington bureau chief John Walcott.

Shock and Awe will focus on a group of journalists who repeatedly questioned U.S. President George W. Bush's administration about late dictator Saddam Hussein's alleged stash of weapons of mass destruction, which officials used to justify their invasion of Iraq in 2003. No substantial evidence of WMDs was found after the war.

Shock and Awe was named after the bombing campaign employed by the U.S. military at the start of the Iraq war.

The film began shooting last month (Sep16) and also stars Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Mardsen, Milla Jovovich, and Jessica Biel.

The script was written by Joey Hartstone, the brains behind Reiner and Harrelson's recent project, LBJ, a biopic which chronicles the rise of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Reiner is also producing the movie, which is set for release next year (17).

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