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Townsend Leaves Lord Of The Rings

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  • Joan Marie Verba
    ... TOWNSEND LEAVES LORDS OF THE RINGS Just one week into the start of principal photography, Stuart Townsend has left Peter Jackson s Lord of the Rings film
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 21, 1999
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      TOWNSEND LEAVES LORDS OF THE RINGS

      Just one week into the start of principal
      photography, Stuart Townsend has left Peter
      Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
      Townsend had signed on to play the role of
      Strider/Aragorn in the picture, and according to
      Variety that role may now go to Viggo
      Mortenson (G.I. Jane, A Perfect Murder).

      New Line Cinema has not confirmed Townsend's
      departure, but Variety said "sources close to
      the New Zealand production" claim Townsend
      and Jackson had creative differences about the
      role. Other sources indicated that Townsend
      lacked the star power to carry off the part.

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