- Tyler Nilson, a movie director, has revealed how he was given money to replace an actor because he has Down Syndrome
- The director said that his bosses believe he does not have a marketable face needed to push the movie
- The bosses were said to have promised the director that they would increase their budgets for the movie if he finds another person
- The movie, however, grossed in $16.8 million surpassing investor's expectation as it also got viewers' appreciation
Tyler Nilson, a director, has said that he was offered money to replace actor on his set because he has Down’s syndrome.
Daily Mail reports that the cast, Zack Gottsagen, was asked to be removed because he was said not to have a “marketable face”.
Gottsagen played the role of a young man who pursues after his dream of becoming a professional wrestler.
The director said his bosses were not of the conviction that the film would make money with his face as the lead character, offering to give him a bigger budget if he could switch Gottsagen.
Despite the grave concern the movie investors earlier showed, the $6.2 million budget movie brought in huge revenue of $16.8 million and the lead role has been suggested for an Academy Award for the way he acted in the film.
“We hope for a lot but we expect nothing. 'It's really special people are acknowledging Zack's work it is a really special performance,” he said.
Nilson also said that he has received a lot of appreciation for the movie, and heard how people were moved to tears after they saw the movie.
He said before they got down making the movie, the prospect of Gottsagen as an actor was discussed and he performed way above expectation.
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