If you know how to do that, send an owl to the Warner Bros. lot STAT!
There is a bitter battle brewing between Warner Bros Studios and the producers of Broadway's How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying over Daniel Radcliffe.
Obviously, the suits at the WB expected DanRad to take a hiatus from his role in the show in order to promote the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 already has a lavish premiere set up in London's Trafalgar Square on July 7, as well as a premiere in America and an extensive press tour.
However, when the execs went to Business producers to work out the details, they refused to let Dan out of his deal to promote the movie. A source explains:
"Warner Bros. is furious that Radcliffe committed to Broadway when he should be promoting 'Harry Potter.' This is the final film, so it's a big deal. A grand world premiere is being planned as well as a US premiere and a press tour. They absolutely couldn't do it without their big star. But the theater producers dug their heels in and said they wouldn't release Radcliffe unless Warner bought out the entire theater for the nights they need him. Studio bosses are furious, but they have no choice but to pay up for five nights costing over $500,000."
Whoa! $500K?! That's insane! Unavoidable, we suppose, but still…wow!
It's so odd that DanRad's lawyers didn't consider this when looking over his contracts with the show. Or that the WB didn't insist on reviewing his Broadway schedule themselves to make sure there was no conflict.
Someone wasn't paying enough attention! Tsk, tsk!
Just out of curiosity, which are U more excited to see: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying or Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part Two?
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