Emma Thompson drops out amidst controversy

Emma Thompson (Pic. Courtesy: Instagram)

Actress Emma Thompson has dropped out of new animated movie LUCK because she didn't want to work with John Lasseter after his sexual harassment scandal.

Lasseter left Pixar Animation Studios because of sexual harassment allegations. And Skydance Animation, which is behind the movie LUCK, defended their decision to hire the animator. 

Skydance Animation's CEO David Ellison said the decision to hire Lasseter hadn't been "entered into lightly" after the animator left Pixar because of a sexual harassment scandal, reports dailymail.co.uk.

However, a representative for Thompson, 59, said that she had dropped out "over concerns about working with John Lasseter when Skydance hired him".

A spokesperson for Thompson confirmed that she hadn't filmed any scenes for the animated movie.

Directed by Alessandro Carloni and set for release in 2021, LUCK delves into a world about two opposing forces that control destiny and bad luck.