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‘Rub & Tug’ To Be Revived With Trans Actor After Scarlett Johansson Casting Controversy Led To Movie’s Cancellation

By Brent Furdyk. 1 hour ago EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT Back in 2018, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson had been cast in the lead role in “Rub & Tug”, a gangster flick based on the true story of massage parlour entrepreneur Dante “Tex Gill,” a transgender man who clashed with the Philadelphia mob. Controversy over the casting from the LGBTQ community ultimately led to the film being scrapped. However, the project is now being revived, getting a do-over as a TV series — with a commitment to cast a trans actor in the role. RELATED: Scarlett Johansson Exits Movie, Backs Out Of Playing Transgender Character After Backlash According to a report in Deadline, the pilot will be written by Our Lady J, whose credits include “Pose” and “Transparent”, ...