This executive does not have a little faith. A new leaked email from the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack posted to Defamer on Monday, Dec. 15, shows that the company’s chair Amy Pascal was not looking forward to an upcoming Cameron Crowe-directed movie starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Murray.
Sony principals exchanged emails regarding upcoming film projects that they were looking forward to, like Annie and the sequel to Mall Cop. The one film, however, that the executive was not excited about was Crowe’s untitled movie (previously called Deep Tiki), which was slammed as “ridiculous” by Pascal in one message.
The movie, which is scheduled for a May release in 2015, is produced by both Crowe and hotshot producer Scott Rudin — who found himself in hot water last week after his racist email exchange with Pascal was leaked online by the hackers. Read the racist emails here.
“Scores same as last time and way way worse in ny,” Pascal writes about the Untitled Cameron Crowe project. “It’s a wrap. There is no more to do. Cameron never really changed anything.”
The Sony Pictures head also finds flaw with the film’s characters in her email. “People don’t like people in movies who flirt with married people or married people who flirt,” she writes. “The satellite makes no sense. The gate makes no sense. I’m never starting a movie again when the script is ridiculous. And we all know it.”
Pascal has some experience with failed film endeavors involving Crowe, like his disastrous 2011 movie, We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon. The plot of the untitled action romance is centered on a military defense contractor (Cooper) who ends up falling for a pilot (Stone), while reconnecting with a long-lost love (McAdams).
Not that the star-studded lineup even matters. “I don’t care how much I love the director and the actors,” Pascal writes of the A-listers. “It never. Not even once ever works.” She adds: “As much as I want movies. This is way worst. At least the marketing departments at both studios have something to sell like looks big and glossy. We have this movie in for a lot of dough and we better look at that.”
She also takes a moment to slam Rudin for not engaging in the production of the film. “Scott didn’t once go to the set. Or help us in the editing room. Or fix the script,” she claims.
Her somewhat-scathing email rant came shortly after the film was screened last month in Huntington Beach, Calif., and NYC. The Untitled Cameron Crowe project is expected to be released on May 29, 2015.
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