SONY hacks leak reveal top producer’s scathing opinion of Angie.
Mega-producer Scott Rudin bashed Angelina Jolie and other entertainment industry figures in the latest leak linked to a hacker attack on Sony Pictures, as testy emails Rudin exchanged with Sony co-chair Amy Pascal surfaced online
The emails, dated between Feb. 27 to Nov. 19 of 2014, were based on a forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Rudin took a shot at Jolie after Pascal asked he try to smooth things over with the actress, who was upset over Sony’s desire to hire director David Fincher to direct when she wanted him to direct her Cleopatra remake.
Rudin ordered Pascal, “YOU BETTER SHUT ANGIE DOWN BEFORE SHE MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR DAVID TO DO JOBS,” adding he didn’t “want to waste time on” the issue with Jolie, who he characterized as a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”
After Pascal told Rudin not to threaten her, Rudin snapped the Cleo flick would be a box office bust that would tarnish both of their reputations.
“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,” he wrote, adding he had “no desire to be making a movie with” Jolie.
“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,” Rudin wrote.
“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.”