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Douchebag Diva Director David O. Russell Quits His Own Movie!

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David O. Russell had another temper tantrum?!

How shocking and completely unexpected!

LOLs! Fucking diva.

The notoriously difficult director has been attempting to finish the film Nailed - which legitimately sounds like an inspired piece of filmmaking, mainly because it involves Jessica Biel getting shot in the head with a nail gun - but due to financial problems and production snags, it has been sitting on the shelf incomplete since 2008.

We've now learned that after one-on-one negotiations fell apart with financier Ronald Tutor, Russell has walked away from the project, and it will be completed by someone else!

Russell says:

"This has been a painful process for me. The multiple production delays and stoppages, which were caused by David Bergstein and preceded Ron Tutor's direct involvement with me, have now spanned two years, and the circumstances under which the film would now be completed are much different on several fundamental levels than when we embarked several years ago. I, unfortunately, am no longer involved in the project and cannot call it 'my' film. I wish Ron Tutor well."

Tutor counters:

"Russell conducted himself like a perfect gentleman. I understood his position. It really didn't have anything to do with him but with others, and we just reached a point where I couldn't do what he wanted. But it was a decent negotiation between the two of us. No lawyers. No idle threats, just two people trying to clean something up, and we couldn't get there. It was surprising and disappointing, but I understood."

Ha! We're sure he was completely level-headed and rational!

Once a new director is hired, Biel and co-star Tracy Morgan will be expected to participate in re-shoots.

YEESH! It sounds to use like there is no chance of making back all of the money that's gone into this thing! First James Caan walks off the set because he can't deal with Russell's crazy, and now this!

And just in case you're curious to see the director conducting himself like a 'perfect gentleman,' here he is with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees (below)!

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12 comments to “Douchebag Diva Director David O. Russell Quits His Own Movie!”



  1. 1

    who cares..

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    2

    You really are a moron Perez. Both sides tell the same story, but we should believe you when you say they're both full of shit. Get a grip fucktard.



  3. 3

    Wow. That video was insane! I love Lily Tomlin, and he is a total jerk off.



  4. 4

    I bet he'd be a ton of fun at a party with Mel Gibson



  5. 5

    hahha I love the video! I loove love love you Perez!! (:



  6. 6

    Perez, you can be such a complete asswipe! First of all, Tutor has a background as a businessman. He owns a construction company. He knows nothing about the film industry or making movies.

    Second, the disagreement with Russell involved the fact that Tutor want to push the producers out of the picture. He was squeezing them on their 2-3% of the profit. These are the producers who put up with a nasty piece of work named Bergstein. A thief. A rat. The guy who made such a mess of the $$$, Nailed had to shut down three times, and the crew didn't even get paid on time! Russell never lost his temper once. He's been civil and reasonable in a very ugly situation.

    And BTW. James Caan acted like a complete diva and left after two days. So don't blame David for that. I know he was ugly and crazy to Lily Tomlin. That was years ago. So why are you running old video and bringing up ancient history that has nothing at all to do with Russell, and it's a complete distortion. Get the facts right instead of being so stupid. You can do much better.



  7. 7

    Great! That 'type' of out of control behavoir isn't that uncommon on big film sets. Drugs, lack of sleep, and incredible presure, plus personality are the ingredients. See how quickly the A.D. runs out the prop door, and the set is cleared. Obviously he can get violent and throw things at people. I love when Tomlin said, 'we need to get insurance to protect them from the Director'. You can bet the words that %*!% Perez Hilton %!!@&….. are being uttered today in Hollywierd..by a now infamous director. Do you want to hear about a famous movie star/ rapper/ who punched out an innocent passerby on a Toronto film set. And I mean really famous. First initial J.



  8. 8

    She handled herself well.



  9. 9

    God I hate this coke-headed shitstain, apart from Bay, he's got the worst reputation from crews in LA as the most difficult director to work with



  10. 10

    "which legitimately sounds like an inspired piece of filmmaking, mainly because it involves Jessica Biel getting shot in the head with a nail gun"

    Every day you become more like a creepy, misogynist serial killer. Biel and Kristen Stewart should be afraid.



  11. 11

    I know he's kind of a dick, but made 2 of my favourite movies: Flirting with disaster and I heart Huckabees.
    I was expecting this one for a long time!!!



  12. 12

    OMG Lily Fuck him up! You know you just a normal NY Jew Girl, punch him Brooklyn Style.