Ewan McGregor movie halted following ‘death threat’

Scottish star's stand-in is fired after penning an unsavoury poem

Filming has been halted on Ewan McGregor‘s new movie The Impossible after it was discovered his stand-in had penned a poetic death threat about the actor.

McGregor was working on the Tsunami drama in Thailand but filming had to be temporarily halted following the incident.

The unnamed man – whose job was to stand in for the actor in between shot set ups – was fired after the film’s producers found his poem, which described the Scottish actor’s death, reports The Sun.

The poem read: “Twisting the knife as I look into your eyes.”

“We could not call Thai police because the man had only written poetry, and they would be unlikely to understand,” a film crew source said. “Instead there was no confrontation. The extra was told that he would not be needed for a week and he would be called when it was time.

“He was not called. The producers decided that he was a serious risk.”

The American man who lives in Thailand never met McGregor on set, but had been allowed to use his trailer.

The Impossible is being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who made the 2007 Spanish thriller The Orphanage, and also stars Australian actress Naomi Watts and British actor Tom Holland.