08/29/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Hollywood legend Marlon Brando, 77, will not be making a cameo appearance in the sequel to "Scary Movie" -- or any appearance at all. Dimension Films on Tuesday released a statement saying, "Unfortunately, due to his health issues and unavailability, we must now recast his role. We wish Mr. Brando a speedy recovery." No illness was specified. Earlier this month, Variety reported that the Oscar-winning star had pneumonia.