Bruce Willis may have been fired from Woody Allen's latest movie

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Bruce Willis May Have Been Fired by Woody Allen

Bruce Willis has dropped out of Woody Allen's latest movie, according to Deadline. And it may not have been his choice.

The film, which is currently untitled, stars an ensemble cast including Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart ("Twilight"), and Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network").

According to the Deadline story, Willis had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict. He has plans to star in an upcoming Broadway adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel, "Misery."

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American actor Bruce Willis, left, and his wife Demi Moore arrive at the new Planet Hollywood restaurant on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris Wednesday August 30, 1995. Willis and Moore and shareholders of the restaurant chain. The couple plans to go the Helsinki for the Grand Opening of a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Finland.(AP PHOTO/Patrice Picot)
US movie stars Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler show up at the Carlton beach in Cannes for a press conference on Monday May 18, 1998, during the 51st International Cannes Film Festival. Both are at the festival to promote US director Michael Bay's movie "Armageddon".(AP PHOTO/Remy de la Mauviniere)
American famous actor Bruce Willis listens to journalists during a news conference presenting his new movie " The Whole Nine Yards " at Planet Hollywood in Munich, Germany, Saturday, April 15, 2000. The movie will open on April 20 in German cinemas. (AP Photo/Camay Sungu)
Husband and wife actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, left, arrive at the premier of the movie "Die Hard With a Vengeance," at the Sony Lincoln Square Theater in New York City on May 15, 1995. (AP Photo/Clark Jones)
Actor Bruce Willis attends Game 1 of the World Series wtih girlfriend Brooke Burns, host of NBC's "Dog Eat Dog", in New York Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Actor Bruce Willis, the national spokesperson for Children in Foster Care, gives remarks during a news conference on National Adoption Day, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in Los Angeles. More than 230 adoptions were finalized from the Los Angeles County foster care system which has more than 33,000 children currently living in foster care. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
Model Naomi Campbell, left, actor Bruce Willis, center, and rap artist Sean "P. Diddy" Combs arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
American film star Bruce Willis poses to photographers' call as he poses before a poster of his latest film, "Hostage," during a press conference in Tokyo Monday, May 23, 2005. Willis is in Tokyo to promote the action thriller film. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
American actor Bruce Willis, left, and Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova attend a news conference from a yacht in the harbor in Cannes, southern France, on Friday, May 19, 2006. Willis and Nemcova announced a project to create a photo book of celebrities for the Happy Hearts Fund, which raises money to aid children in need who have suffered from natural disasters and other causes. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
American actor Bruce Willis, left, arrives next to Canadian actress-musician Avril Lavigne for the screening of the film "Over the Hedge," at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Sunday, May 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Laurent Emmanuel)
Actor Bruce Willis speaks during a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 16, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Bruce Willis, left, and Emma Heming arrive at the premiere of "The House Bunny" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Actor Bruce Willis, left, and Emma Heming arrive at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Actor Bruce Willis speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Bruce Willis attends the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. Willis, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively are among the stars of Woody Allen’s next film. Allen announced the cast for his latest film Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The not-yet-titled movie will begin shooting this month in New York and Los Angeles. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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But the same day that news broke, photos surfaced of Willis on set at Allen's movie in Beverly Hills.

Now some have questioned if Willis' exit really is due to a scheduling conflict. Actor availability is often worked out before cameras start rolling and The Wrap's Jeff Sneider tweeted that Willis was actually fired.

This is not the first time Allen has let an actor go during production, or, if you want to believe Sneider, Willis' actions got him taken off a film.

Allen has been known to recast in the middle of shooting. As The Playlist points out:

"Christopher Walken and Sam Shepard both were filmed playing the role of Peter in 'September' before ultimately being replaced by Sam Waterston. Michael Keaton was replaced by Jeff Daniels after ten days of shooting 'The Purple Rose Of Cairo.' Juliette Lewis replaced Emily Lloyd in 'Husbands and Wives' after some footage was shot."

And there have been stories for years about how difficult Willis is to work with. Famously, director Kevin Smith was so fed up with Willis' behavior he went public, dedicating a chapter in his memoir, "Tough Sh-t," about how awful it was to work with Willis on the film "Cop Out."

"He turned out to be the unhappiest, most bitter, and meanest emo-bitch I've ever met at any job I've held down. And mind you, I've worked at Domino's Pizza," Smith wrote.

Willis was also cut from "The Expendables 3" following a contract dispute. This led the franchise's star, Sylvester Stallone, to tweet this:

Regardless of why Willis left, Allen is in the process of recasting and production on the movie will not be delayed, according to Deadline.

BI reached out to Willis' reps for comment but have not received a reply. We will update this story accordingly.

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