Variety is reporting that Todd Phillips, due to story issues, has been forced to cut out the Liam Neeson cameo and has reshot the scene with Nick Cassavetes.
According to the article, the scene following the cameo was cut, meaning that more information had to be divulged in the scene with Neeson, requiring reshoots.
The problem, however, is that Neeson is currently filming the sequel to Clash of the Titans in London, and won’t be available in time.
Phillips said of the situation:
“We were in a complete time crunch so I called up Nick and asked if he would do the part. He came in and crushed it and that is the scene that you will ultimately see in the film. [I’m excited for everyone] to see the film. It turned out great.”
Cassavetes is sure no less than Neeson. But many, me include, were expecting to see Neeson. Phillips may be just trying to trick us and Neeson is actually in the final cut. We will have to wait and see.