Ewan McGregor’s movie halted over ‘death threat’

Saturday, December 25, 2010

MELBOURNE - Production on Ewan McGregor’s new movie, ‘The Impossible’, has been brought to a halt after the actor allegedly received death threats on the set of the film.

An unnamed actor was found in the star’s trailer allegedly writing threats in the form of a poem to the Scottish actor.

The poem, which described McGregor’s death, included the line: “Twisting the knife as I look into your eyes.”

“We could not call Thai police because the man had only written poetry, and they would be unlikely to understand. Instead there was no confrontation,” the Hearld Sun quoted a crew member working for local production company Santa Films as saying.

“The extra was told that he would not be needed for a week and he would be called when it was time. He was not called. He looked a little wide-eyed and preoccupied. The producers decided that he was a serious risk,” reports The Independant.

The crewmember said the offending actor, described as “an American man living in Thailand”, was never on set at the same time as McGregor, although he had been allowed to use the actor’s temporary trailer.

“I understand he later applied for a position on Scorpion King 3 which is filming in Thailand at the moment,” added the crewmember. “I hope there is no further problem.”

‘The Impossible’ is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and also stars Aussie actress Naomi Watts. (ANI)

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