Rachel Weisz brushes off being axed from Terrence Malick film… by looking stunning in red to promote current movie The Bourne Legacy in France

Rachel Weisz brushes off being axed from Terrence Malick film… by looking stunning in red to promote current movie The Bourne Legacy in France

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14:50 GMT, 1 September 2012

It may have been revealed today (Saturday) that she was unceremoniously dumped from Terrence Malick's latest movie.

But one thing's for sure, Rachel Weisz certainly knows how to move on from any potential embarrassment.

The actress brushed off the news at the Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France earlier today as she threw herself into promoting her latest movie The Bourne Legacy instead.

Lady in red! It was revealed today that Rachel Weisz has been cut from Terrence Malick's latest movie... but she looked ravishing as she promoted The Bourne Legacy in France today... in which she has a starring role

Lady in red! It was revealed today that Rachel Weisz has been cut from
Terrence Malick's latest movie, but she looked ravishing as she
promoted The Bourne Legacy in France today… in which she has a
starring role

And she looked stunning to boot as she showed up to a photo all dressed in a stunning red dress.

Rachel, 42, looked pretty as a picture with the frill and flower print detailing as she wore her dark locks down and wavy.

She completed her look with black strappy heels, while she looked radiant as she posed in front of photographers.

Not cut from this on! Weisz stunned in her scarlet frock as she posed next to Jeremy Renner at the 38th American Film Festival in Deauville, France

Not cut from this on! Weisz stunned in her scarlet frock as she posed next to Jeremy Renner at the 38th American Film Festival in Deauville, France

All smiles: Rachel is the leading lady of the latest Bourne movie and has been busy promoting it across the world

All smiles: Rachel is the leading lady of the latest Bourne movie and has been busy promoting it across the world

And Weisz seemed like she's put it to the back of her mind as she managed to keep a large grin on her face throughout.

The star was joined by co-star Jeremy Renner at the photocall.

They both seemed in jovial moods as they cuddled up to each other and were seen chatting and giggling away throughout.

It was revealed today that the Oscar-winning actress was edited out of her latest movie To The Wonder – the latest victim of a director famed for leaving some of the biggest names in Hollywood on the cutting room floor.

Radiant: The actress stunned in her get-up as she cuddled up to Renner, who looked dapper in a suit

Radiant: The actress stunned in her get-up as she cuddled up to Renner, who looked dapper in a suit

Strike a pose: Weisz looked radiant with the flower print and frill detailing of her frock

Strike a pose: Weisz looked radiant with the flower print and frill detailing of her frock

Casting call: She posed alongside lead actor Renner, as well as director Tony Gilroy and producer Frank Marshall at the event

Casting call: She posed alongside lead actor Renner, as well as director Tony Gilroy and producer Frank Marshall at the event

Weisz accepted a role in the film for the chance to work with Terrence Malick, the visionary director behind hits like Badlands and The Thin Red Line.

But guests at the film's starstudded premiere at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow won't get the chance to see the 42-year-old in action, alongside stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem.

Axed: Rachel Weisz's scenes have been chopped from new movie To The Wonder

Terrence Malick

Axed: Weisz was hired to appear in Terrence Malick's (right) new movie, but her scenes were left on the cutting room floor

Weisz has revealed her role was cut, along with that of fellow Brit Michael Sheen and American stars Amanda Peet and Barry Pepper.

The film is the latest by a reclusive
and eccentric director who never appears in public and refuses to even
attend screenings and premieres of his own creations.

Oscar winner: Weisz spent just a few days on the set of To The Wonder

Oscar winner: Weisz spent just a few days on the set of To The Wonder

It charts the collapse of Affleck's character's marriage after a visit to his hometown.

Speaking to Italian newspaper La Stampa, Weisz said: 'I had the experience of working with him (Malick), but I will not have the pleasure of seeing my work.'

She added that when she took on a role in the film, she did so not knowing if it would be '…for four or five days or three months. In the end I was there just for a few days.'

The snubbed star of the Constant Gardener and The Deep Blue Sea is in good company.

The list of actors and actresses axed from Malick's movies reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood.

Fellow Oscar winner Adrien Brody was incensed when scenes he shot for Second World War film The Thin Red Line were left on the cutting room floor.

He said at the time: 'You spend all this time in an unfamiliar place, you experience incredible things, and then you come home, you're wounded psychologically and you have nothing to show for it.'

He wasn't alone – Mickey Rourke. Gary Oldman, Billy Bob Thornton, Viggo Mortensen and even Malick's close friend Martin Sheen were also given the chop from the film.

Even Hollywood royalty isn't immune from the Malick axe and Sean Penn was equally infuriated when he failed to appear in the finished version of 2005's The New World.

He said: 'I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing there and what I was supposed to add in that context. What's more, Terry never managed to explain it to me clearly.'

Survived the cut: Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams star in To The Wonder, Malick's latest movie, which premieres in Venice tomorrow

Survived the cut: Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams star in To The Wonder, Malick's latest movie, which premieres in Venice tomorrow

Amanda Peet

Michael Sheen

Dumped: Weisz joins Amanda Peet and Michael Sheen, who were also left on Malick's cutting room floor