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Is The Projectionist To Blame For Sundance's First BOMB?

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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?

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New Al Pacino & Katie Holmes Flick BOMBS At Sundance

Rough!!

The new Al Pacino and Katie Holmes movie, The Son of No One, was the first bomb of Sundance 2011.

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."

Ouch.

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.

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