Reese Witherspoon is out as the lead voice actress in Pixar's Scottish adventure The Brave, supposedly owing to "scheduling issues" (though Witherspoon hasn't shot a new film since last year, and the voice schedule for an animated performer is hardly arduous). Did Pixar try to replace her with another A-lister who'd look good above the title? Not quite, reports EW: Instead, her role of Princess Merida will be filled by Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald, though at least Macdonald is an authentic Scot. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that highfalutin author Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink) had been brought on to contribute ideas to Hexum, a drama about a CIA analyst who figures out a terrorist pattern. Basically, everyone connected to the Mouse House is trying so hard to impress you right now. [Inside Movies/EW, Deadline]
Most Viewed Stories
When Did the Media Turn Against Taylor Swift?
Sophie Turner Made the Game of Thrones Team Take Vodka Shots Before Their Comic-Con Panel, Because She Rules
Comic-Con: Joss Whedon on the Problem With Modern Movies and How to Solve It
Behind the Batman: The Killing Joke Movie’s Approach to Batgirl, Sex, and Sexual Violence
All 151 Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Ranked
Stephen Colbert Welcomed a Righteous Fury-Fueled Jon Stewart Back for a Classic Trump, Fox News Takedown: 'This Country Isn't Yours'
Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown on Playing Eleven, Her Love-Hate Relationship With Scary Movies, and Acting Without Speaking
Lights Out Is a Low-Wattage Horror That Delivers the Occasional Charge
Comic Con: The Cast of The Walking Dead Promises to Ruin You With the Season 7 Premiere
A Stranger Things Glossary: Every Major Film Reference in the Show, From A–Z
Latest News from VultureParty Like It's 1999, Because There's a Trailer For a New Blair Witch Movie
There's something evil hiding in the woods. Still!Comic Con: Scream Queens is a Real Life Sorority and Keke Palmer is the President
Ryan Murphy's little monsters.Behind the Batman: The Killing Joke Movie’s Approach to Batgirl, Sex, and Sexual Violence
"Some people are going to be just freaking out, and some people might be going, Okay, I can see that kind of makes sense."Comic Con: The Cast of The Walking Dead Promises to Ruin You With the Season 7 Premiere
Andrew Lincoln says, “It’s a really shitty start of the season."Comic-Con: Joss Whedon on the Problem With Modern Movies and How to Solve It
"You used to go to the movies and have no idea what you were going to see."The Great British Baking Show Recap: Soggy Bottoms
If Alvin starts crying, I will quit this program forever.Outcast Recap: Satanic Panic
After a few bumpy episodes, "The Damage Done" shows new signs of promise.Sophie Turner Made the Game of Thrones Team Take Vodka Shots Before Their Comic-Con Panel, Because She Rules
A look into Game of Thrones' vodka-aided Comic-Con panel.The Great British Baking Show Recap: Fake Cakes
This is basically porn for wellness enthusiasts.Comic-Con Trailer: Vikings Returns With Calamity, Chaos, Tragedy, Lots of Fur, and Death
You don't just declare war on England.
And the importance of moving the show to Mexico.Ghost Rider Is Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Comic-Con: Rihanna Joins A&E's Bates Motel as Marion Crane
Producers announced Friday that Rihanna, a woman you love, will take on the iconic role.Lights Out Is a Low-Wattage Horror That Delivers the Occasional Charge
Little kids might like it: It’s a starter shocker.The Best Movies About Show Business to Stream Right Now
Hollywood plays itself.The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer: Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Noooooo
The series returns Sunday, October 23.Here’s Eric Andre Trolling Alex Jones and the Entire Republican Convention
"I want you to have sex with my wife."Sia Will Play a Pony With a Face You Will Never See in the My Little Pony Movie
She'll play Songbird Serenade.Comic-Con Trailer: Bienvenidos to More Fear the Walking Dead
Gangs! Zombies! Creepy hotels!Brandy’s Lawsuit Against Her Record Label Is Back On
The singer says Chameleon Entertainment is blocking the release of her new music.