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Chris Evans, Bette Midler & More Slam CGI Use of James Dean for New Film

Friday Nov 8, 2019
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After it was reported that a computer-generated image of the late James Dean was "cast" in an upcoming film, Chris Evans, Bette Midler and a number of other celebrities are voicing their ire.

It was reported this week that an upcoming action-drama about the Vietnam War called "Finding Jack" would star a C.G.I. version of Dean, who died in a car crash in 1955 — over 60 years ago. He will be playing a secondary character in the film, voiced by someone else.

It wasn't long before several figures in Hollywood responded to the news, including Evans.

"I'm sure he'd be thrilled," the "Captain America" star sarcastically tweeted, adding that the restoration is "awful" and has a "complete lack of understanding."


Midler added her own jab at the situation.


"Riverdale" star Dylan Sprouse said the production company Magic City Films "found a new way to rob graves of dead icons."


"The Lord of the Rings" actor Elijah Wood said the C.G.I. Dean "shouldn't be a thing."


But legendary songwriter Diane Warren, who will write a song for "Finding Jack" tweeted her support.


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