Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — The late James Dean is getting digitally restored for an upcoming movie — and many on the internet, including Chris Evans, aren't happy.
On Wednesday, Magic City Films announced that, thanks to movie magic technology, it cast Dean, who died at age 24 in a car crash, in its upcoming drama “Finding Jack.”
Dean only appeared in three feature films before his death: “Rebel Without a Cause,” “East of Eden” and “Giant,” and has been cast posthumously as a secondary character in the Vietnam War drama.
Fans of the actor weren't exactly excited about the news on social media.
“I'm sure he'd be thrilled,” Evans said sarcastically in a tweet. The “Avengers: Endgame” star continued to call the restoration “awful” and a “complete lack of understanding.”
Bette Midler tweeted that even dead white men can still get a job in Hollywood.
Former Disney child star Dylan Sprouse said Magic City Films “found a new way to rob graves of dead icons.”
Elijah Wood also chimed in, simply tweeting, “NOPE. this shouldn't be a thing.”
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