James Marsden Almost Played Burt Reynolds in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

/Film | 7/23/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has a huge cast. As the film entered production, we reached a point where daily casting news would add yet another name to an ever-growing list. One of those names was James Marsden – but Marsden didn’t make it into the final film. So who was Marsden going to play in Tarantino’s latest? Surprisingly, he was set to play Burt Reynolds – an actor who was also cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but died before shooting his scenes.

Collider has the scoop on who James Marsden was cast to play in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Burt Reynolds. There’s no info on what context we would’ve seen Marsden’s Reynolds appear in, but there are plenty of options. The film is set in Hollywood in 1969, and there are several scenes set on backlots or swinging Hollywood parties where actors roam wild. And of course, there are plenty of other celebrities of the era portrayed in the film: Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Mike Moh as Bruce Lee, Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, and more. It would’ve been appropriate for Burt Reynolds...
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