This movie is seriously the gift that keeps on giving.
If it weren't enough to know that the new Steven Soderbergh film Magic Mike features the likes of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer as a band of male strippers, we've just gotten word that the boys will all be getting nekkid together once again - because production is adding additional strip scenes be filmed!
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!
"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."
"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)!
Naya and Ryan Dorsey, who is from West Virginia, originally met each other about four years ago in Los Angeles after Dorsey moved from New York after graduating from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Their friendship however quickly turned into a romance once Naya and her fiancé Big Sean's relationship fizzled out this past April.
But it doesn't seem like Naya is mourning the loss of THAT relationship one bit as the couple mentioned about their current relationship:
"True love always prevails."
Regardless of who she's married to or how quickly everything came together - the act of a wedding is such an honored and amazing event!