Within 24 hours of losing its appeal for a PG-13 rating for action rom com "This Means War" Fox and helmer McG made further cuts to the film in order to avoid the R-rating according to THR.
Tim Dowling ("Role Models," "Midnight Run 2") and Simon Kinberg wrote the script which follows two best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) and veteran spies who fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon) who has moved into their spare room. They end up fighting for her affections using their black-ops warfare tactics, a fight which literally demolishes much of New York City along the way.
To obtain the rating and attract a bigger pool of potential viewers, the studio will cut a number of lewd jokes made by co-star, Chelsea Handler.
Will Smith and James Lassiter produced the pic.
War opens on Valentines Day