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It's Julien your French correspondent to pass a bit of a contentious interview your way. After tampering with the ending of August: Osage Country and cutting 20 minutes off Snowpiercer, it seems Harvey Scissorhands is at it again. Grace of Monaco director Olivier Diahan spoke to French newspaper Libération (in an article published today) about his ongoing feud with Weinstein.
The disagreement is apparently the cause of the film's delay:
What’s complicated right now is to make sure that the critics will be able to judge my own version of the film, and not another one. But it’s not over yet, I haven’t given up. (…) There are two versions of the film: mine and his… which I found catastrophic.”
Quite a strong assessment from the guy who directed My Own Love Song, wouldn’t you say? »
French filmmaker tells Liberation newspaper there are two versions of Grace of Monaco - “his and mine”.
French filmmaker Olivier Dahan has hit out at Us distributor Harvey Weinstein over his decision to re-edit his cut of Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as the tragic actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly, ahead of its Us release next year.
“The film that I am in the process of finishing is complicated to finalise although actually for me it is finished,” Dahan said in an interview with French newspaper Liberation.
“What’s complicated at the moment is ensuring that you, the critics, can review my version of the film and not that of somebody else. It’s not over yet. I haven’t given up.”
The Weinstein Company announced in September that it was pushing back the Us release of Grace of Monaco to spring 2014 from the previously expected Nov 2013, thus excluding the picture from this year’s Oscar race.
Update: Even though Helen Fielding's third book in the Bridget Jones trilogy, "Mad About the Boy," has seen huge first-day sales in the UK (and went on sale stateside October 15), neither Universal nor Working Title have snapped up film rights. (Working Title released the first "Bridget Jones" movie, and Universal the sequel, both worldwide hits.) So what does this mean for poor Bridget, now 51, a mother of two, and gloomy in the shadow of Mark Darcy's death via landmine? THR posits that Renee Zellweger's star has faded (her last film, 2010's "My Own Love Song," didn't receive Us distribution), and that Fielding's busy schedule with the book's imminent release in multiple territories has stalled the possibility of a film adaptation for the time being. Also complicating matters is Fielding's original screenplay, "Bridget Jones' Baby," obviously set before "Mad About the Boy," which would reunite Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. »
- Beth Hanna
3 items from 2013
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