Jesse McCartney Loses Out On Last Airbender Role


-According to Variety, it looks like Jesse McCartney has been replaced as “Zuko” in the movie version of The Last Airbender. The singer/actor had already postponed some of his tour dates to accommodate filming the movie, but it seems like he didn’t cancel enough:

“Jesse had tour dates that conflicted with a boot camp I always hold on my films, and where the actors here have to train for martial arts,” M. Night Shyamalan (the director) said.

Jesse had the role of “Zuko” locked until the scheduling conflict. He is being replaced by Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel. The Last Airbender will also star Jackson Rathbone.