Hollywood Stars and Critics Say 'Shameful' Digital James Dean Casting Sets 'Awful Precedent'

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Hollywood Stars and Critics Say 'Shameful' Digital James Dean Casting Sets 'Awful Precedent'
The movie industry and its loyal fans have a lot to say about the planned use of a digitally resurrected James Dean performance.

Through the use of CGI technology, filmmakers are readying to return the iconic actor to the big screen — 64 years after his untimely death. Dean died at the age of 24 in 1955 when he was involved in a head-on collision in California while driving his Porsche.

For the upcoming Vietnam War era film Finding Jack, directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh secured the rights to Dean’s likeness from his family, casting him in a secondary role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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