Monday, February 2, 2009
JMac out, Patel In
Looks like Jesse McCartney (or JMac as he is known to me since everything gets shortened around here apparently) is leavin' something else. The singer-actor-chipmunk voicer has just dropped out of the new M. Night Shyamalan film The Last Airbender. The reason being given for his departure for the film is due to musical commitments, which kind of makes sense since he is currently on tour in support of his album "Departure" and the film is set to begin filming in March.
The live-action version of the Nickelodeon show has been widely criticized for its mostly white cast, despite the show having mostly Asian characters in it.
Perhaps his departure was more dubious because his replacement is Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel. The film also stars Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone.