Looks like Angelina Jolie is about to have serious beef with a big time producer.
Scott Rudin is a hotshot movie producer with some pretty big films under his belt. Like The Social Network, The Truman Show, There Will Be Blood and waaaaay more.
He’s also apparently a super intense person to work for or with. This was proved in leaked email exchanges between he and Sony Pictures Entertainment‘s co-chairwoman Amy Pascal that came out from the Sony hack.
Rudin was apparently having a hard time with the Steve Jobs biopic Sony was trying to produce. He wanted to get David Fincher to direct Jobs.
The problem was Angelina Jolie apparently wanted Fincher at the same time for a Cleopatra movie she wanted to star in.
The email exchange shows that Rudin clearly doesn’t respect Jolie. He makes several attempts to actively NOT contact her.
When explaining why he wants nothing to do with Jolie or her movie, things get rude, with Rudin writing to Pascal:
“I’ve told you exactly how I want to do this material. It’s the ONLY way I want to do this material. I’m not remotely interested in presiding over a $180m ego bath that we both know will be the career-defining debacle for us both.
I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie. I have no desire to be making a movie with her, or anybody, that she runs and that we don’t. She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming.
We will end up being the laughing stock of our industry and we will deserve it, which is so clearly where this is headed that I cannot believe we are still wasting our time with it.”
Wow, that’s kinda prophetic. The industry has certainly turned their eyes towards Sony, though most aren’t laughing.
Jobs eventually made its way to Universal Pictures after all the conflict at Sony.
As far as Angie? Jolie has yet to respond to Rudin’s awful comments.
We’ll be really innerested to hear her response to all of this — if she gives us one!