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John Boyega Exits Netflix's 'Rebel Ridge' in Middle of Filming - Here's Why

John Boyega Exits Netflix's 'Rebel Ridge' in Middle of Filming - Here's Why

Star Wars actor John Boyega has exited his current project, a Netflix movie called Rebel Ridge, in the middle of filming.

A Netflix spokesperson has released a statement, explaining the reason why.

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A spokesperson told Deadline, “Rebel Ridge is pausing temporarily as we look to re-cast John Boyega who needed to leave the project for family reasons. We remain committed to Jeremy Saulnier’s extraordinary film and look forward to resuming production. We look forward to continuing our partnership with John Boyega’s UpperRoom Productions, in addition to our upcoming film They Cloned Tyrone in which he also stars.”

We hope everything is okay with John‘s family!

Deadline also notes that the replacement will likely be cast in the next few days. If you’re wondering, it is very rare that actors exit project in the middle.

Filming began on May 3 in Louisiana.

John received so much support one year ago when he expressed his career may be over due to his participation in the Black Lives Matter protests.

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