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Emma Thompson Shares Strongly Worded Letter On Why She Left Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’
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Emma Thompson

The fallout of Skydance Animation hiring of John Lasseter continues. Last week, Emma Thompson left her role in Alessandro Carloni‘s animated feature Luck. Although she didn’t give a specific reason as to why she was leaving at the time, many suspected that it had to do with her working with a company who knowingly hired someone like Lasseter, who had been exiled from Disney and Pixar after allegations of him engaging in sexual misconduct surfaced. It would only be a few months after when Skydance Animation announced they had hired the disgraced former animation head. And it would be a decision that many, especially those inside the company, were very unhappy with.

Now Thompson is explaining why she exited the project, in a newly released letter that criticizes Skydance’s decision and the failed attempts to justify the hiring. More on the report and the full letter below.

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Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Because Of John Lasseter
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Emma Thompson

When Skydance announced that they would be hiring John Lasseter to oversee their animation department last month, it raised a number of red flags. The disgraced former Pixar head was ousted from the animation studio he helped create when reports of sexual abuse allegations surfaced. Although the studios have tried to address these past indiscretions, many have tried to distance themselves from Lasseter.

And now the fallout continues as one of Skydance Animation’s upcoming films has lost their lead voice actress. A new report says Emma Thompson has exited the upcoming Luck. More on the report below.

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HBO Cancels ‘Luck’ After Death Of Third Horse
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Luck

Just a month and a half ago it was announced that HBO had ordered a second season for their horse racing drama Luck. Now HBO has announced that production on the show, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, has been shut down permanently.

The decision comes on the heels of an incident which saw the euthanization of a horse—the third such incident in just a little over one season. The show was in the middle of filming the second episode of their second season when the latest accident occurred. At first the plan was to just film scenes without any horses involved, but clearly no adequate solutions to solve the problem were figured out.

You can read a statement released by HBO from producers David Milch and Michael Mann below.

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HBO Gives Dustin Hoffman Drama ‘Luck’ A Season 2
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Luck

HBO has announced that they have ordered a second season of their brand new series, Luck.

The show, which officially premiered just this past Sunday, follows the behind-the-scenes happenings of the world of horse racing and gambling. It stars Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man) and Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides, Warrior), and comes from Heat and Collateral director Michael Mann, as well as Deadwood creator and writer David Milch.

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Teaser For HBO and Michael Mann’s ‘Luck’ Hits
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HBO's Luck

Michael Mann and horse racing. A pair not often uttered in the same breath.

However, HBO is hoping to change that with Mann’s upcoming TV series, Luck. Starring Nick Nolte and Dustin Hoffman, the new series is set to hit TV sets in 2012, and in light of its impending debut, the network has released a brief, but fantastic, teaser for the hotly anticipated series.

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