Javier Bardem Runs Out of 'Nine' Lives
According to Variety, the "No Country For Old Men" star left the Weinstein Co. production because of general exhaustion after a year of acting, promotion and the award season gauntlet.
The trade paper speculates that Bardem could take as long as a year to recharge, though the odds of his agent letting that happen seem low.
Based loosely on Fellini's "8 1/2,"
Even with Bardem out, the "Nine" cast still includes
"Nine" was originally supposed to begin production late last year, but the need for rewrites on Michael Tolkin's script pushed shooting back until after the writers strike.
Viewers needn't go through Bardem withdrawal, though. The actor will appear in