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Paul Sparks Replace Garrett Hedlund As Ace

Posted: April 12, 2019, 08:33:32

Deadline reports that Paul Sparks will replace Garrett Hedlund as Ace Merrill in season 2 of Castle Rock.

Hulu is recasting one of the leads opposite Lizzy Caplan in the second season of Castle Rock. Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards) has been tapped to play John ďAceĒ Merrill, Castle Rockís legendary bully, in the psychological horror series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Sparks replaces Garrett Hedlund, who was originally cast in the role.

I hear the recasting was a creative decision related to the character of Ace, who is taking over his uncle Popís (Tim Robbins) businesses and threatening a fragile peace with nearby Jerusalemís Lot. It was made after Hedlund had filmed a handful of scenes. They will now be reshot.

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