Jack Black

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Apparently, Jack Black would rather conjure up a sandwich than a Man-Witch at this point.

The Kung-Fu Panda star has dropped out of Warner Bros.' supernatural comedy that he agreed to topline last year, the studio confirmed.

Man-Witch centers on a man who learns he's a witch and goes off to teach the craft at a Hogwarts-like all-female witch school.

The film, which is scheduled to begin lensing next January, would've marked the first pairing of Black with Todd Phillips, the writer-director best known for the hits Road Trip and Old School as well as cowriting Borat.

No reason was given for the decision by the funnyman's reps or Warners, but insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that it was Black's camp who initiated the exit, possibly because of doubts about whether Phillips would make Man-Witch his next project over Hangover, another comedy he's been developing about a Las Vegas bachelor party gone awry.

Producers and the studio have launched a search to replace the actor and are expected to move forward with the shoot as scheduled.

As for Black, he's on a career roll. The thesp just topped the box office as the voice of the titular character in Kung-Fu Panda, which debuted with a whopping $60 million last weekend. And in August, he'll return to the big screen in the Ben Stiller-helmed action farce Tropic Thunder, costarring Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew McConaughey and Tobey Maguire.

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