Date: 8th May 2006

Farrell 'dropped from Dylan movie'

Colin Farrell has reportedly been dropped from the lead role in a movie about Bob Dylan.

The 29-year-old Irishman has been replaced by Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger, says the Mirror.

Director Todd Haynes is said to have changed actors at the last minute.

US columnist Roger Friedman said: "The reason for Farrell's departure is unknown."

Farrell, who left rehab in December, would have been one of six actors portraying Dylan.

Ledger, Richard Gere, and Christian Bale will all play the singer in I'm Not There, which starts shooting this summer.

Dylan is said to have waived his publishing income to help the budget. The White Stripes, Aimee Mann and others will play his songs.

Source: Press Release