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Months Before Release Colin Firth Drops Out of ‘Paddington Bear’ Movie

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Weeks before the movie is to be released Colin Firth Drops Out of ‘Paddington Bear' Movie.

Paddington Bear seemed like a movie that was ready for release. ‘Paddington Bear‘ has a full and even inspired a meme. It is set to release in just six months. Right about the time when the studio is worrying about marketing, Weinstein Company and Dimension now have a wrench thrown into their plan. Colin Firth has abruptly dropped out as the voice of Paddington.

Which is surprising. is not one of the most difficult . An actor can sit down for a few days and work  and collect a paycheck. But, it is surprising that he blames the whole situation on scheduling.

The , based on Michael Bond's beloved 's book about the misadventures of a Peruvian bear, is still slated for release on Christmas Day in the U.S. by The Weinstein Co. and Dimension . The release date will not be affected, and the search is on for a replacement.

“It's been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn't have my voice,” the actor said in a statement. “I've had the joy of seeing most of the film and it's going to be quite wonderful. I still feel rather protective of this bear and I'm pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him.” [THR]

It is probably due to an artistic decision.

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