Javier Bardem Pulls Out of Nine

May 1, 2008 By:
Javier Bardem Pulls Out of Nine

Less than one month after signing on to appear in Rob Marshall's latest project, Nine, Oscar-winner Javier Bardem has pulled out of the lead role.

Empire magazine claims that Bardem cited exhaustion from a year of filming and publicity commitments as a reason to leave.

His role is still up for grabs, and the studio doesn't have a backup replacement.

The cast of the film includes Bardem's girlfriend Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard.

Maybe he got cold feet about starring in a movie with his girlfriend. We all saw what happened with Gigli!