Last week we reported how the owner the the Peoria Hockey Team, The Rivermen, was upset with Kellan Lutz for canceling his appearance at two different events. Just Jared caught up with Kellan’s reps who clarified the situation. According to Just Jared:
“Kellan was committed to an October 23rd event, a JustJared.com source reveals, but his contract had a 30-day out (giving him up to 30 days prior to the event to cancel/reschedule). Production for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse kept getting pushed back and conflicted with that event, so Kellan’s agents rescheduled for a date in January (also with a 30-day out clause).
As for the second cancellation, Kellan was cast in a new film and the dates for that production conflicted with the rescheduled date in January. Seems like Kellan’s agent was well within the 30-day out!
“Kellan was and is more than happy to come to Peoria,” the source reveals. “But the owner of the Riverman Hockey Team is the person who is saying no. Kellan even signed 100 autographs to send to the hockey team in time for the Jan. 23rd game.”
E!’s Marc Malken caught up with Kellan, and Kellan confirms that he is up for Conan:
“It’s something that I’ve been actively going after because I’d die to put the weight back on,” he told us at last night’s Division-E party at Lisa Kline in L.A. “I’m tired of playing young; I want to be the big guy that I was.”
Just how close is he to winning the role?
“I’ve been auditioning,” Kellan, 24, said. “They’re finalizing so they’re trying to figure out what happens next. I’ve been waiting for a while, doing screen tests. There are just so many cooks in the kitchen. If it happens, it happens…Regardless, it’s not gonna be the new Arnold Schwarzenegger type of movie, no one’s going to try and play that role. I think they’re going younger, a different type of story. I’m just excited, because the script is great.”