The 1990s are back, baby! Harvey Weinstein is the target of a lawsuit from the filmamkers beind a never-released film, Escape From Planet Earth, who claim Mr. Weinstein’s alleged incompetence and erratic decision-making sabotaged the production. Tony Leech and Brian Inerfeld further claim they received a $500,000 payout from Mr. Weinstein to hush them up Read More
Would “Crazy Joe” Gallo look good in fleece?
The Daily Transom couldn’t help but wonder on Monday night, June 1, during a reading of author Tom Folsom‘s new book about the legendary gangster, titled The Mad Ones, inside the new J. Crew Men’s Shop in Soho.
What, was Spark’s Steak Read More
Rob Marshall’s musical Nine is about to get Fergalicious (or maybe Glamorous?) Black Eyed Peas alum Fergie is in negotiations to sing in the Weinstein-produced movie-musical. If she accepts, the first-time actress will get hot and heavy with Hollywood heavyweight Daniel Day-Lewis as Saraghina, a woman who seduces Mr. Day-Lewis’ character (Guido) into the world Read More
Harvey Weinstein is trying to squash rumors about The Weinstein Company’s financial troubles in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
Weinstein said he’s "bullish" about the company’s current prospects.
Was that "bullish" or "bullsh.."?
"We’re well financed, and every one of these new productions has been budgeted out."
He is referring to Read More
Prepare to see lots of Weinstein movies on Showtime soon. Starting with its 2009 release schedule, including Nine with Daniel Day-Lewis and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards "spaghetti western," the pay channel has signed an exclusive seven-year theatrical-movie-output deal with the Weinsteins. (By the way, Brad Pitt and Mr. Tarantino are allegedly meeting in France Read More
Might we spot Harvey Weinstein picking up loose change off New York city streets soon? The man is on the financial outs, according to Nikki Finke on her blog Deadline Hollywood Daily. The media mensch thinks the rumors are true about The Weinstein Company’s recent money troubles, since news broke about Harvey producing Read More
The Weinsteins are bringing it to Broadway, baby. Their company will produce a musical version of Finding Neverland for the stage in 2010 as well as a theater adaptation of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
Harvey Weinstein helped bring Tom Stoppard’s play The Real Thing to Broadway in 2000 and then became involved the following year Read More
The Weinstein Co. has partnered up with old pal producer Meryl Poster to adapt Allison Winn Scotch’s chick-lit novel Time of My Life into a movie. The Weinsteins just acquired the screen rights to the novel, which Random House will publish in October, according to Variety.
Ms. Poster previously shepherded such big-time Read More
The Weinstein Co. is taking Fraggle Rock to the big screen! Jim Henson’s classic series will become a live-action musical, directed by Hoodwinked! director Cory Edwards. The original show premiered on HBO in 1983 and ran five seasons. The Weinsteins, determined to get more cozy and "family-friendly" recently, are probably banking on a blockbuster opening, Read More
It’s the revenge of the nerds! Or the Star Wars geeks anyway. They’ve unleashed their wrath upon the Weinstein Company for keeping a movie about their brethren, Fanboys, in limbo for the past two years. They’ve formed a grass-roots boycott of all Weinstein-produced films, organized bicoastal protests at screenings of its Friday opener Superhero Movie, Read More