World War Z is currently shooting in Malta (I know this, because I like to gaze at the clan known as Brangelina), but it’s doing so without two of its reported cast members.

According to Vulture, both Matthew Fox and Ed Harris (who were just announced) have dropped out of the film.

The reason is allegedly schedule conflicts.  Fox can’t do it because of his prior commitment to I, Alex Cross, and Harris is getting ready to star in an L.A. stage production of The Jacksonian.   If you want to get gossipy though, The Jacksonian doesn’t start rehearsals until February,  so ohmygodtroubleonsetdisasterousproduction.

Or, you know, maybe talks never actually equaled signage, though it’s said the production is “scrambling” to fill the roles.