Zelda Williams, whose late-father Robin Williams has restricted exploitation of his image, spokes out on the casting news on Twitter: "Publicity stunt or not, this is just the dead of their time precedent for the future of performance. "
James Dean has been cast in a Vietnam war-era drama drama 64 years after his death, creating a social media uproar with those in the industry finding the casting "shameful" and setting "an awful precedent" for the future of film and visual effects.
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The movie, adapted by Maria Sova from Gareth Crocker's novel, was released on the abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War. Dean, who was just before the start of the book, was responsible for the transfer of his name to Rogan.
Despite directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh getting the rights to the actor's image from his family, they have overwhelmingly negative
Zilta Zelda Williams, whose late father Robin Williams restricted exploitation 25 years following his death. "This is awful," Knives Out star Chris Evans wrote on Twitter . John Lennon Tunes: Elijah Wood echoed Evans' criticism, tweeting "Nope, this should not be a thing."
Michelle Buchman, who runs social media for Star Wars which was one of several on social media who blasted the notion on actor who looked like James Dean could not find and cast.
"There is literally a James Dean festival held every year in Indiana where they have a look-alike contest so like if you really need someone's it's hard to find them," posted Buchman, referring to Fairmount, Indiana's annual festival dedicated to the late actor.
Ernst told The Hollywood Reporter that his team had "searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan" until deciding that Dean could portray the "extreme complex character arcs" of the role ,
Julie Ann Emery Preacher ) Dean's role and performance will be built via "full body" CGI using actual footage and photos
"That's not James Dean, it's his performance on an anonymous actor providing voice patterns and choices," the actress wrote on Twitter .
Devon Sawa, who auditioned for another role in Finding Jack ["Iwanttoknowhowtobecredited"so commented on the casting of a deceased actor, tweeting "They could not give this role to an actual human?"
Dean starred in three movies, 1955's Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden and 1956's Giant receiving best-acting Oscar nominations for the latter two. He died before he could finish filming Giant .
Preproduction on Finding Jack is set to begin Nov. 17, with a goal for a worldwide release on Veterans' Day 2020.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Magic City Films for comment.