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Rose McGowan Describes the ‘Incredible’ Movie ‘Monkeybone’ Could Have Been, Calls Out Fox for Firing Director

28 August 2016 1:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t thought of “Monkeybone” in a while, allow Rose McGowan to refresh your memory — and reveal the movie it could have been. The actress, who co-starred in the fantastical 2001 comedy alongside Brendan Fraser and a slew others, took to Instagram to describe how the critical and financial failure could have been something else entirely had its original director not been fired.

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“The movie would’ve been incredible (at least the underworld part) if the men at 20th Century Fox (the suits) hadn’t fired the director, a true artist, Henry Selick 1/2 the way through filming,” she says, calling his dismissal a “profoundly stupid move.” She notes that Selick had already directed “James and the Giant Peach” and later went on to make “Coraline,” both of which she calls “tremendous pieces of work. »

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