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In 2018, Scarlett Johansson was cast to play Dante "Tex" Gill in a biographical drama film titled Rub & Tug. The film was to be directed by Rupert Sanders (who previously directed the live-action Ghost in the Shell that starred Johansson) and to be produced by Johansson herself, Joel Silver and Tobey Maguire.

Plot[]

The film was supposed to be based on the true story of Dante "Tex" Gill, a crime kingpin who used his massage parlor as a front for prostitution in the ’70s and ’80s.

Why This Version Was Cancelled[]

  1. Scarlett Johansson dropped out of the project in July 2018 due to receiving backlash for being cast in the role of Dante "Tex" Gill because Gill was a transgender male, and many people (including Johansson herself) felt that an actual transgender actor should play the role of Gill.

Results[]

  • The Scarlett Johansson version of Rub & Tug was permanently cancelled.
  • The current version of Rub & Tug will instead be a television series, with Pose and Transparent producer Our Lady J signed to write the series' pilot, with New Regency Television, Dark Castle Entertainment, and Material Pictures serving as producers. The series will star an actual transgender actor in the role of Dante "Tex" Gill. It is currently unknown if Rupert Sanders, Joel Silver, and Tobey Maguire are still involved in the project or left after Scarlett Johansson left.

Video[]

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References[]

[1] [2] [3] https://deadline.com/2018/07/scarlett-johansson-exits-rub-and-tug-transgender-backlash-1202426332/]

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