If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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Earlier today, we learned that A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints director Dito Montiel's new film The Son Of No One absolutely bombed at Sundance, despite having a pretty big cast that includes Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, and Channing Tatum.
Now, the man in charge of selling distribution rights to the film, Cassian Elwes, is blaming the projectionist for the film's "bomb" status.
The projectionist? Somehow that seems like a cop out to us. Here's what he had to say about it:
"About a month ago, Dito decided to add a card, two scenes before the end of the film, that says, 'Based on the book, Story of Milk.' That is the character's name in the film. Yesterday, the projectionist thought that meant the movie was over, and he turned the lights on. That's when people got up. They thought movie had ended. Some left, but most stayed. This nasty little piece didn't mention any of this.
It's not true that the movie is a bomb. We're got three offers, but I feel some buyers pushing their own agenda with spin to bring the price down. Meanwhile, none of the reviews have come out. Before the press rushes to judgment, why not wait to see what real reviewers think, or at least get the story right?"
We're not sure if we're buying it. Don't people usually stay through the credits at these types of screenings? And why wouldn't that card go at the end of the film? All seems a bit weird to us.
Guess we'll see if the film ends up getting distribution.
Do U think the projectionist is to blame here? Or is the film itself to blame?
The crime drama, which also stars Channing Tatum, Ray Liotta, Juliette Bionche, and Tracy Morgan (WTF?) was highly anticipated as it was directed by Dito Montiel, who wrote and directed A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints - a big winner at Sundance in 2006.
An audience member said most of the room walked out before the end of the film, describing the event as an "exodus."
It's gonna be hard for this film to get a buyer now.
Too bad for Katie. She's having a tough time and really needs a hit on her hands.
There's still hope for The Kennedys miniseries!
After The History Channel decided to not air the 8-part miniseries and Showtime rejected it, sources say that DirecTV is in talks to possibly pick up the project, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, and air it on its Channel 101.
This wouldn't be a first for DirecTV. They also saved NBC's Friday Night Lights and FX's Damages after they were on the brink of cancelation.
The company is not part of a major studio, such as Disney or NBC - which owns The History Channel - so this could be a very good sign for The Kennedys.
After all the recent publicity of the movie, we bet it'll get pretty good ratings no matter where it's shown.
Will U watch??
Katie Holmes spent down time on the set of her new film Jack and Jill with her daughter Suri Cruise on Tuesday afternoon.
Katie and Suri scoped out the animals at a petting zoo in a nearby park and even pet a fuzzy wittle wabbit.
How cute! What a perfect way for Katie to spend time with her daughter.
In Jack and Jill, Katie stars alongside Adam Sandler who plays BOTH titular characters.
Could this be the next Mrs. Doubtfire?
We'll keep our fingers crossed, but we hope Suri had a great time with visiting her mommy at work!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
Showtime has decided not to buy the miniseries that was just dropped by The History Channel last week.
An exec claims that "there has been interest expressed by several networks.” That may be true but there are no takers yet.
HBO already has an adaptation of Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in development with Playtone, and Starz has not been approached.
Many believe that the film is slanted politically but director said that “the actual product takes no political stance one way or the other.”
Guess we'll have to wait and see!
Oh boy, oh boy! It's been too long!
Our favorite tinsy toddler fashionista, Suri Cruise, has finally come out of hiding. After a long day of shooting on the set of her new film, Jack & Jill, Katie Holmes took some time out to bond with her little one at a petting zoo nearby.
Suri got to see and pet some of the friendly animals, like the wee bitty rabbits, while apparently wearing one herself!
We kid, we kid. We're sure Mommy made sure that's a faux fur coat she is wearing. (Hopefully…)
Stylin' as always, BB! Hope she had a swell time!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]
New season, new face.
Ann Taylor has unveiled the first ad from their spring campaign starring a new celebrity face: Katie Holmes.
Katie, who's been a fan of the label since she was a little girl, was shot in a sleek navy suit by photographer Tom Munro.
She looks great, especially that hair!
[Image courtesy of Ann Taylor.]