Mena Suvari's new film re-cut for lower rating
Movie bosses have re-edited an intimate scene in actress Mena Suvari's upcoming movie 'The Knot' to land a less-restrictive age rating
Film regulators were poised to slap an 18-classification on the romantic comedy, which also stars Talulah Riley, meaning viewers under the age of 18 could not see the movie.
However, distributors were keen to land a 15 rating to open the film up to a younger audience and as a result, they have re-edited a saucy strip club scene. "(The) distributor chose to reduce a focus on sexualised female nudity in a strip club scene in order to achieve a 15 classification.
Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 18 classification was available," a statement from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) read. The movie is set for release in October.