Comedian Marlon Wayans is set to play legendary funnyman Richard Pryor in a new biopic. This seems like a really bad idea and i love the Wayans.
A string of Hollywood heavyweights are lining up behind the project, which will be directed by Dreamgirls’ Bill Condon and produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Pryor’s widow Jennifer.
Condon is currently in negotiations with Columbia Pictures and Sandler’s Happy Madison company and hopes production on Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? can begin next spring with a budget of $20 million (£13 million), according to Daily Variety.
If the deal is done, it will conclude a long battle for Condon, whose plans to cast Eddie Murphy in the lead role collapsed when a number of studios rejected the stars’ pay demands.
It made sense for Eddie Murphy to play Richard Pryor because Eddie in his prime was a genius. Speaking of which Eddie really needs to do a new standup, stop with all the eff’in kids movies damn it!
Roman Polanski, i wasn’t going to touch on this story but like him I’m going to force myself (lame joke?) Anywho asshole director Roman Polanski agreed to pay $500,000 to the 13 year old victim he raped in 1977…. he agreed to that in 1996…He never paid.
A series of court records were released in Los Angeles but the final one from August 1996 showed Polanski still owed $604,000 (£378,000), the original amount having accrued interest.
He initially faced charges including rape and child molesting but pleaded guilty only to unlawful sexual intercourse. He fled the country shortly before he was due to be sentenced in 1978.
The victim sued Polanski in 1988 when she was 25 years old, alleging sexual assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and seduction and the settlement was reached.
But in a December 1995 court filing her attorney Lawrence Silver said Polanski had “failed to pay any part of the sum due or the interest due”.
It blows my mind these Hollywood douches that are defending Polanski saying he should be released. All these people in Hollywood that are defending him should be boycotted, sooooo yeah lets do that. Some of the names that support him? Rest is here.
Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Fanny Ardant, Asia Argento, Olivier Assayas, Monica Bellucci, Patrice Chéreau, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Jonathan Demme, Costa Gavras, Terry Gilliam, Wong Kar Waï, Jan Kounen, Emir Kusturica, John Landis, David Lynch, Tonie Marshall, Radu Mihaileanu, Jeanne Moreau, Yasmina Reza, Barbet Schroeder, Ettore Scola, Martin Scorsese, Tilda Swinton, Giuseppe Tornatore, Wim Wenders…