Movie wildman Robert Downey Jr has been forced to pull out of Woody Allen's new flick - because of the expense of insuring him.

As the NATURAL BORN KILLERS star is known to have indulged in "substance abuse", insurance companies charge much higher premiums.

And the producers of the relatively low-budget Allen movie have refused to cough up the cash.

AMERICAN PIE star Jason Biggs is now tipped to replace Downey Jr.

26/08/2003 17:49