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Jackson Rathbone Forced to Drop His Varg Vikernes Role

January 8, 2010 (4:39 am) GMT
Because of scheduling problem, Jackson Rathbone has to be pulled out from new movie 'Lords of Chaos' where he was first set to portray lead role Varg Vikernes.
Jackson Rathbone

"" star has been forced to pull out of playing rocker-turned-killer Varg Vikernes in a new movie. The actor, who played Jasper Hale in the vampire love story, was due to take the lead role in "" but has dropped out because of a scheduling clash, reports Blabbermouth.net.

Vikernes, the former frontman for Norwegian black metal outfit Burzum, was jailed for the 1993 murder of Mayhem guitarist Oystein Aarseth. The incarcerated rocker was also found guilty of burning down three churches. Sion Sono's film will take a close look at Norway's black metal subculture of the early 1990s.

Jackson Rathbone will be seen reprising his role as Jasper Hale in upcoming movie "" which is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on June 30, 2010. Beside playing for the third installment of the vampire movie series, he will also tackle the role of Sokka in "" which will be released in the U.S. on July 2.

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