Jailed actor Lillo Brancato Jr.'s performance has been chopped from the last movie he shot before his arrest for a burglary that ended with the murder of an off-duty New York cop.The former Sopranos star wrapped his part in comedy Saturday Morning before the December 2005 incident, in which officer Daniel Enchautegui was fatally shot.
Brancato Jr. was later cleared of murder and last month (Jan09) jailed for 10 years for the lesser charge of attempted burglary.
But Saturday Morning director Rob E. Greenberg has reduced the star's role to a series of walk-ons in time for the film's DVD release next month (Feb09).
Greenberg - whose brother is a New York cop - tells the New York Post, "I didn't want to promote or showcase Brancato."