Benedict Fitzgerald, who shared screenwriting credits with Mel Gibson for "The Passion of the Christ," is claiming he was misled by the actor-director into accepting a small payment for writing "The Passion of the Christ," and was refused extra money when the film became a blockbuster.
According to the lawsuit, Gibson told Fitzgerald that the movie would cost between $4 million to $7 million, and that the actor promised he wouldn't receive any money from the film and any profit would be distributed to people who worked on it.
But then, the film ended up making almost half-a-billion at the box-office!
Hhhhmmm....I'll keep you posted on this lawsuit, stay tuned!
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Roy Scheider was one of my favorite heroes as a kid! He battled the menacing shark in "Jaws," and ever since then, I always envisioned him when I was swimming (to help me forget the effective "don't go into the water" marketing ploy for "Jaws").
Scheider was also Oscar-nominated for "The French Connection" and "All That Jazz." Last Sunday, Scheider died at 75.
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"Atonement," one of my fave films last year, won Best Film at the British Academy Film Awards! They made some very interesting choices! Click read more for the complete list of winners. Read More...
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The Writers Guild of America had a super-busy weekend!
First, they reached a tentative agreement with producers. And although some TV showrunners are back to work Monday, they still have to vote on lifting the strike!
The vote concludes Tuesday night, 6pm!
Yes, there's been a collective sigh of relief in Hollywood!
And of course, they announced the winners of the WGA Awards! The big winners? "Juno" and "No Country for Old Men." See the complete list of winners. Read More...
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As previously reported on mannythemovieguy.com, director Sam Raimi is going back to his horror-flick roots, the supernatural thriller, "Drag Me to Hell" which he co-wrote with his brother Ivan.
Don't you just love that title? It's so old-skool! And I can also see a million drag queens doing parody of the marquee
Raimi calls it a "spook-a-blast" -- and he's thrilled to return to the genre that gave him his big break -- horror films (I still love his "Evil Dead" flicks).
And he found a super-hot leading actress! Who? Read More...
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