Hackers got into the work email of producer Scott Rudin and Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal. The very big controversy leaked was about what Scott Rudin said about Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie wanted David Fincher directing her in the movie “Cleopatra”. Scott wanted David Fincher directing his movie “Jobs”, which is about Steve Jobs. Brad Pitt is actually close friends with David Fincher and was also invited to Brad and Angelina’s wedding. Angelina Jolie was insisting on using David Fincher and Scott had this to say about Angie:
Scott: YOU BETTER SHUT ANGIE DOWN BEFORE SHE MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR DAVID TO DO JOBS.
Amy: Do not fucking threaten me. I have been asking you engage with me on this for weeks. And Fincher brought it up to me at dinner. And you know Eric [Cleopatra’s screenwriter] has been working this for 2 years.
Scott: What the hell are you talking about? Who’s threatening you? Let me remind you I brought this material to you and I can off her from it in a phone call. Don’t for one second even think about trying this shit with me. There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made (and how that is a bad thing given the insanity and rampaging spoiled ego of this woman and the cost of the movie is beyond me) and if you won’t tell her that you do not like the script — which, let me remind you, SHE DOESN’T EITHER — this will just spin even further into Crazyland but let me tell you I have zero appetite for the indulgence of spoiled brats and I will tell her this myself. Watch how you talk to me.
This is Scott’s last email response:
This is the last communication we are going to have on this.
You’re involving yourself in this massive ad pointless drama that is beneath you. You are entitled to say no. You’ve been consistent about it which was in fact your only obligation. If you engage in this again, we will end up losing Fincher on the one we want him to do and will be stuck with shoving him onto a movie with no script that, underneath it all, you know in your heart and your brain should never be made.
I’ve told you exactly how I want to do this material. It’s the ONLY way I want to do this material. I’m not remotely interested in presiding over a $180m ego bath that we both know will be the career-defining debacle for us both. I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie. I have no desire to be making a movie with her, or anybody, that she runs and that we don’t. She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming. We will end up being the laughing stock of our industry and we will deserve it, which is so clearly where this is headed that I cannot believe we are still wasting our time with it.
Danggg, Scott Rudin, talk about ego tripping. Read about Scott Rudin’s horrible behavior as a human being, here and a little over here. Basically he throws his cell phones when he is angry, which is often, fires a lot of interns, and doesn’t want to hire women because they cry easily. Hollywood is a nasty place and only thick skinned people who are narcissist can survive in such an area. I bet if we didn’t see these emails and Scott Rudin was asked in an interview what he thought of Angelina Jolie, he would say she is just soooo amazing and fantastic. Well it seems as though Angelina isn’t taken seriously in Hollywood or maybe just in Scott’s eyes.
I don’t like to believe all the hype someone’s PR has created for their client. Don’t get me wrong I like Angelina Jolie but only to a certain extent. My superficial reason is that I think she is gorgeous!! Also, I do like watching her in movies. I saw the movie “Gia” and I can’t help but think she was playing herself in that movie. I liked her in “Tomb Raider”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, “The Tourist” and “Salt” (I didn’t like the ending).
Angelina Jolie did a great job of turning her image all the way around. She was the girl who kissed her brother on the lips several times on the red carpet, wore a blood vile around her neck of her man’s blood, Billy Bob Thorton. She also apparently got with Billy while he was still in a relationship. Then she does the same with Brad Pitt when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. However Angelina adopted three kids who will have a much better life now than they would have had before. She does Humanitarian work and brings attention to issues going on, where ever she visits. Somewhere along the way I think she became in love with the publicity she got for her work. So I think it became more about her image of being some type of extraordinary person than to actually do good for good’s sake. It’s still a huge step up from other people in Hollywood who are just making money, partying and complaining about the paparazzi.
Angelina didn’t respond to anything about what Scott Rudin had to say about her in the hacked emails. She’s all like “Meh”:
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