Hollywood star Alec Baldwin is begging fans to boycott a movie he made six years ago that has been re-edited, re-named and is being released. Baldwin directed, produced and acted in The Devil And Daniel Webster in 2001. Despite a cast including Anthony Hopkins and Dan Aykroyd, the movie was dismissed by studio bosses and was never released. The film has been re-edited, renamed as Shortcut To Happiness, and Baldwin's name has been removed from the directing credits - replaced by pseudonym Harry Kirkpatrick. It will be released in six cities in the U.S. on 13 July (07).And Baldwin is advising fans not to watch the film - describing it as unrecognisable.A friend tells PageSix, "Alec doesn't recommend unrecognisable films to his fans. This is not an Alec Baldwin film. He's in the movie but he has nothing to do with it.

"His name was taken off as producer and director six years ago, but he couldn't get it taken off as an actor."

As well as acting Baldwin is very ouspoken politically and in a magazine interview he revelaed that he plans to leave acting in a few years and take up a political career.

But it's his relationship with ex wife Kim Basinger and daughter Ireland, his 11 year old daughter that has caused a media storm most recently.

In April of this year his daughter failed to answer an arranged phone call with the actor and he left a two minute rant on her voice mail in which he called her 'a rude little pig'.

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