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Surprise 'Hannibal' Season 3 cast shake-up is surprising

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Michael Pitt is apparently all done with "Hannibal" and won't be returning for the show's third season, but that doesn't mark the end of his character, meat-packing magnate Mason Verger. Pitt will be replaced by "Across the Universe" star Joe Anderson, and hopefully fans won't notice the difference. I mean, he ended Season 2 doing some pretty grisly things to his own face, meaning lots of stomach-turning prosthetics, so it just might work. Sources say Pitt made the decision to leave the show, probably seeing his character's intense facial mutilation as the perfect opportunity to do so.

Oh, and Anderson posted a pretty alarming photo of himself in full Verger makeup on the character's Instagram account, and now we kind of see Pitt's point.

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