Recovering Owen Wilson Exits Comedy Project
'Tropic Thunder' is being filmed in Hawaii
The "You, Me and Dupree" star has pulled out of the comedy "Tropic Thunder," which is directed by his pal and frequent collaborator Ben Stiller, reports Variety.
Wilson, 38, was set to work with Stiller, who began shooting the ensemble film in Hawaii six weeks ago. The comedy -- which costars Jack Black, Nick Nolte and Robert Downey, Jr. -- revolves around a group of actors who are filming a war movie but find themselves caught in the middle of a real-life conflict.
Wilson was supposed to start filming his part in about two to three weeks. It's uncertain if his part will be recast or written out of the film.
The acting buddies appeared together in "The Cable Guy," "Permanent Midnight," "Meet the Parents," "Zoolander," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Starsky & Hutch," "Meet the Fockers" and "Night at the Museum."
Wilson is currently healing at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after entering the hospital on Sunday. According to a police department log, they answered a call for an "Attempt Suicide" at the actor's home. No official information about the actor's status has been released except for a statement requesting privacy to "heal."
Wilson's recent credits include "Cars," "You, Me and Dupree," "Night at the Museum" and the upcoming "The Darjeeling Limited."