Hamill to replace Steiger

Jul 13, 2002 by Ian Evans

Mark Hamill, the stage and screen actor best known for playing Luke Skywalker, has replaced the late actor Rod Steiger in the independent film Constricted.

The film had already taken Steiger off of its cast list a few weeks ago because of his illness. He died last Tuesday of pneumonia and kidney failure at 77.

Hamill had already been cast as a bartender in the film and will know take on the role of a small-town funeral director.