Will Poulter exits Amazon's Lord Of The Rings
The actor had to leave the show due to date issues; the makers are on the lookout for a replacement
Actor Will Poulter, known for films such as We’re The Millers and Bandersnatch, was roped in for Amazon’s new Lord Of The Rings series but now the actor is leaving the project due to date issues.
According to reports, scheduling conflicts will prevent the Midsommar actor from joining the show based on the works of JRR Tolkien.
The exact nature of the role Poulter was to play remains a mystery, but the search for a replacement is now underway.
Other actors reportedly attached to the series are Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Maxim Baldry, and Ema Horvath.
The Lord of the Rings series is being developed by the writing team of JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Also, Game of Thrones alum Bryan Cogman has signed on as a consulting producer on the project, with JA Bayona set to direct multiple episodes.
Little is known about the plot of the Lord of the Rings series beyond the fact that it will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring.
The show's official Twitter account posted an image of a map along with two messages: "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie," as well as "Welcome to the Second Age."
In Tolkien mythology, the Second Age was the time in which the Rings of Power, including Sauron's One Ring, came into existence.