[Blind Gossip] This famous multi-hyphenate director says that he has chosen to exit from a huge movie project because he just couldn’t figure out how to make the story work.
That’s not the whole story.
It took months for them to convince him to step down. They wanted him out because they knew trouble was coming in the form of multiple complaints from women on previous films. This is a female protagonist film, so they didn’t want the controversy. Problem is that he had a contract, so they had to be careful about their approach. It had to look like he “volunteered” to leave. I don’t know what they had to give him to make him go away, but it had to be substantial.
We do not know who is up at bat to replace him, but certainly hope it will be someone who is more respectful of women.
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