James Gandolfini in 'Violet and Daisy,' Carey Mulligan is Out
Previously we had heard that writer Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) was going to make his directorial debut with an indie assassin centic drama called Violet & Daisy. At the time, young and talented actresses Saoirse Ronan and Carey Mulligan were attached to star as the titular teenage assassins who are lured into what is supposed to be just another quick and easy job, only to find complications as the man they're supposed to kill is not what they expected. However, a new report from Variety only pegs Ronan as one half of the assassin pair with James Gandolfini also joining the cast. So what happened with Ms. Mulligan? Read on!
There's a good chance that Mulligan opted to take the action-packed role in Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive instead, and SlashFilm says Alexis Bledel (an actress who's never really impressed me) is rumored to replace her. Mulligan's departure is certainly disappointing, but with a script that apparently combines the dark comedic elements of Pulp Fiction, the nature of a raunchy comedic duo from Superbad, and the female friendship/feminist empowerment of Thelma & Louise, it at least still sounds interesting. Also, Fletcher says, “I wanted to make a film that was full of left turns.” Hopefully that's not all the film offers. In addition we've heard that Danny Trejo and Bruce Willis may be on board, but we're not sure if Gandolfini may have taken one of the roles they were rumored to take. Still interested?