Clooney drops out of White Jazz.

In the last day, news has broken that Oscar winner George Clooney has dropped out of White Jazz. WJ is based on the novel by James Ellroy.

Entertainment Weekly broke the news early Sunday morning, stating that Clooney’s schedule was too heavy at the moment.

Last week, I mentioned how busy GC’s schedule was so this is no surprise to me. Clooney’s Leathernecks is requiring more time than was previously thought. As a result, his busy schedule is even more crazy.

Director Joe Carnahan had the following comments on it:
“Rough weekend. I had a bad feeling after they pushed ‘Leatherheads’ to April because of the extensive post on that film that something was going to have to give. Also, George is neck deep in the Coen bros. film at the moment andtrying to do ‘Michael Clayton’ press which will likely carry over into Awards season…SO…they wanted to see about pushing White Jazz back, which I really don’t want to do. I’ve been waiting awhile to make this one and I wasn’t content to sit on my hands.

Right now, (actually it began on friday) we’re in the process of trying to plug a guy into this movie that, if it works, would be pretty f*cking amazing. No, INCREDIBLY f*cking amazing, so we’ll see what happens.

No tears kids. This is the business. It happens all the time and you’ve got to have the balls and the ability to push past in spite of these setbacks.
We march on.
JC”

This last week has been tough for White Jazz, Chris Pine also opted out of the film when scheduling conflicts between Star Trek and WJ could not be worked out.