12 Years a Slave was obviously a dramatic film—but had no idea there was so much drama that went into the making of the picture as well!
Director Steve McQueen & screenwriter John Ridley have been apparently experiencing an epic feud since the start of awards season over the film's screenplay credits—which completely boiled over during last night's Oscars telecast!
As John took the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay, he failed to mention Steve in his slew of thank yous'—because he reportedly turned down the director's request to be added to the writing credits!
It resulted in this emotionless GIF, which was truly a sight:
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Writers of the world, rejoice! This is your moment!!
John Ridley took home his first ever award at the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay for his phenomenal work on 12 Years a Slave!
He had some stiff competition as he was up against films such as Before Midnight
, The Wolf of Wall Street
, Captain Phillips, and Philomena!
Sure, Robert De Niro might not have the highest opinion of writers, but you just walked away with a golden trophy!
Way to go, John!
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Eddie Murphy is going the serious route!
The actor, who recently premiered the movie Tower Heist, is reportedly in talks with HBO films to star in - and executive produce - a biopic about the controversial former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, who was imprisoned for six years after being videotaped smoking crack cocaine, and then went on to run the city once again from 1994-1998!
If all goes as planned, Spike Lee will serve as director, and John Ridley is attached to write!
Certainly sounds like there some serious talent on board!
Could be really good!
What do U think?? Do U want to see this one made??
[Image via WENN.]
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