Amanda Bynes Leaves The Farrellys' Hall Pass

Last night Chase Whale alerted me to a tweet from actress Amanda Bynes, who explains that she won't be appearing in The Farrelly Brothers' comedy Hall Pass after all.

Bynes tweeted:

FYI I am NOT in Atlanta doing a cameo in Hall Pass like people think!! I was, but I left because of scheduling conflicts!!! It's a huge cast and i was going to do a little part but it didn't work out timing wise!! I have NO idea why people think I'm there filming!

Shooting began last week in Atlanta. (With Atlanta standing in for New England. None of the female cast announced fits in the same age range, and no word on Bynes' replacement.


  • The cast includes Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Merchant, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Larry Campbell and Vanessa Angel and J.B. Smoove.
  • Wilson stars as Rick, a husband in a dull marriage whose wife gives him a 'hall pass' — ie a license to engage in a week's worth of extra-marital affairs. Sudeikis co-stars as Wilson's best friend, who also gets a pass to get whatever ass he can.
  • Stephen Merchant and J.B. Smoove play friends of Rick (Wilson) and Fred (Sudeikis) who "accompany them as they cut loose and attempt to cash their tickets."
  • Hall Pass was written by Pete Jones as a spec, then rewritten by Kevin Barnett and Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
  • New Line picked up the film after Fox put it in turnaround
  • It sounds like a comedy in line with the tame recent work of the filmmaking brothers rather than the broad, over the top stuff that made them popular in the first place.