Thomas Jane Confirms he Was Fired from Headshot for Not Being Ethnic Enough

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You’ve heard the rumors (and we’ve reported on it here), now hear the truth from the man himself — Thomas Jane has confirmed to Collider during a trip to the Saturn Awards that he was, in fact, fired and “paid off” the Stallone/Walter Hill buddy cop movie “Headshot” for not being “ethnic” enough. To make matters worst, it appears as if Stallone, Jane’s would-be co-star, not only didn’t stick up for him, but sort of left him hanging when the fit hit the shan. For shame, Sly, for shame.

Says Jane about his “Headshot” experience:

Well, Wayne Kramer brought me into the project and when Wayne left the project I suggested Walter Hill to Stallone and the next week they hired Walter Hill and I was very happy about that because I’ve always wanted to work with him. Well, Joel Silver came onboard the project and said that he has a quote-unquote ‘formula’ for these quote-unquote ‘buddy movies’ and it has to be a white guy and a quote-unquote ‘ethnic guy.’ And they relieved me of duty and basically paid me off, which I was really upset about, you know? I didn’t get a call from Stallone. I was a little upset about that. Maybe they didn’t want anybody on the movie with a bigger dick than him.


And according to The Playlist, “Fast Five’s” Sung Kang will be playing the New York cop who Stallone’s New Orleans hitman teams up with in the movie, the role that Jane was originally cast for. Previously, it was unknown who Kang would be playing, but now we do.

Sarah Shahi was also previously cast as Stallone’s daughter, with “Game of Thrones” and “Conan” star cast as the lead villain.

The movie will be based on a comic book called “Bullet to the Head”, written by Matz and drawn by Colin Wilson.

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  • Evilloin

    Dammit! The Punisher just can’t catch a break! How an actual actor, such as Thomas Jane, can be used to hype up a movie and then dropped like potato sack is… and beyond me. Did anyone SEE “The Punisher”? Jane was the glue holding that John Travolta touted villian shite stew together! Did anyone PLAY “The Punisher” game for PS2? It was totally worth playing just to hear Jane’s voice over when describing how a flame-thrower burns flesh… Thomas Jane is an under-used commodity… I hope the worst for this Stallone movie… Let the curse of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” be passed on to this movie’s set… and the 15 year curse that was once ANY duke Nukem game!