UPDATE: Weisz Wrapped Up, Drops Out Of Uni’s Third ‘Mummy’

Shocking news, how rare is this!? After months of confirming her involvement, Rachel Weisz has officially dropped out of The Mummy 3 for Universal Pictures! The Oscar-winning actress has opted not to join her returning co-star Brendan Fraser in the China-set action-adventure, which will be helmed by Rob Cohen and will co-star Jet Li, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The studio cited scheduling conflicts for Weisz’s decision not to reprise her role – although Cinemablend reports that it was because of script problems! I wonder who I believe? We’ll keep you posted on her replacement, or if she’s written out of the script. The Mummy 3 hits theaters July 11, 2008.

Source: Hollywood Reporter