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