Angelina Jolie is the new celebrity who has been targeted accidentally in the Sony Pictures hacking incident. Some leaked emails between Sony Pictures Co-chairman Amy Pascal and famed Hollywood producer Scott Rudin of The Social Network, has something to say about Hollywood actress turned director, Angelina Jolie. The leaked mails also joked about President Barack Obama's race.
The alleged email exchange was posted to Gawker, which claimed that Angelina Jolie was 'upset' when she found out that Director David Fincher had originally been tapped to work on a Steve Jobs' biopic, 'Jobs' instead of 'Cleopatra.'
The two industry heavyweights were not seeing eye to eye in an issue involving Jolie in the leaked emails. Jolie apparently wanted celebrated director David Fincher to lead the Cleopatra movie were she starred in, around the same time when Scott Rudin planned to use the director for his own Steve Jobs biopic.
The leaked emails begin with Pascal writing, "She (Jolie) is upset about us giving (Fincher) Jobs. She wants to talk." Rudin then brushes off Jolie's apparent frustration, writing, "She'll survive it. I don't want to waste my time on this."However, Rudin's reply over the worry about the future of his Steve Jobs film was visible. He wrote to Pascal, "YOU BETTER SHUT ANGIE DOWN BEFORE SHE MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR DAVID TO DO JOBS."
Rudin further wrote, "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," he added of 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. There is NO relationship with any movie star - ANY one - that requires our willingness to prostrate ourselves this way in the face of childish, irresponsible, willful and un-partnerly behavior."
The dispute went ugly and the Steve Jobs' biopic finally went to Universal Pictures. Angelina Jolie who is making news for her recent release, Unbroken is yet to comment on Scott Rudin's harsh words.In other leaked emails, Pascal reportedly asked Rudin what she should ask Obama at November 2013 fundraising breakfast hosted by DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg.
"Would he like to finance some movies," Rudin wrote. Pascal wrote back, "I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?" Rudin responded with "12 YEARS," to which Pascal responded by naming other films starring African-Americans: "Or the butler. Or think like a man? [sic]."
However, Rudin has replied to the leak. "This is not about salacious emails being batted around by Gawker and Defamer," Rudin told The New York Times. "It's about a criminal act, and the people behind it should be treated as nothing more nor less than criminals."