Sunday, March 22, 2009

A movie to marginalize your fan base...provided you have one

DID Sean Penn's sympathy for Iran's ayatollahs help cripple the box-office prospects of a recent Harvey Weinstein movie?

Sources say Penn, who traveled to Iran in 2005 and sent wordy dispatches to the San Francisco Chronicle, demanded to be removed from "Crossing Over" because he objected to an "honor killing" scene of an Iranian woman slain by her brother.

The Weinstein Company flick on the immigration issue, budgeted at $20 million, is a multi-plotted drama, like "Traffic" and "Crash," starring Harrison Ford and Ashley Judd. Although Penn shot scenes playing an enforcement agent, sources told Page Six he insisted he be cut from the movie, which has grossed a paltry $292,254 since its release three weeks ago.
Imagine that...a sanctimoniuous piece of excrement dropped out of the sphincter of Hollywood that no one went to see...and a sanctimonious piece of excrement actor doesn't want to be associated with it.

Long live Hugo Chávez!!!!