The Sony Pictures hack has revealed exactly what a lot of big Hollywood players think of Angelina Jolie, and it doesn’t make for pretty reading if you happen to be Jolie or loyal husband Brad Pitt.
In fact, Brad might just be frothing at the mouth with an incandescent rage and ready to rumble like Achilles on steroids after reading what Oscar winning producer Scott Rudin had to say about bony Jolie.
The Guardian reports that angry and passionate email exchanges between major Hollywood players have been exposed by the recent hack into Sony Pictures.
According to the Defamer blog, Rudin started to throw shade on Jolie way back in February after Angelina began to plead with director David Fincher to walk away from the Steve Jobs biopic so that he could direct her in Cleopatra instead.
In a scathing email to Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, a snarling Rudin spits, “Shut Angie down before she makes it very hard for David to do Jobs.”
Rudin then goes on to acknowledge that although Cleopatra could be a box-office smash, Jolie would “f*** it up” big time.
“There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made and that is a bad thing given the insanity and rampaging ego of this woman (Jolie) and the cost of the movie is beyond me.”
Rudin seems to have a big problem with Jolie, and sound’s off about Pitt’s lady love in another slightly garbled but vindictive email.
“She’s a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie [Unbroken]… 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.”
Does Brad Pitt concur with such sweeping and derogatory statements about his philanthropic wife one wonders? It’s very doubtful. As well as Angie, Rodin also lashes out at Her and True Grit producer Megan Ellison, calling her a “bipolar 28 year old lunatic.”
Yet the fun doesn’t end there. It sounds if Hollywood is a right old vipers’ den where bitchiness and backstabbing reign supreme. A hacked email from David Fincher to Pascal reveals that the director thinks that the casting of Adam Driver in Star Wars was a “terrible idea.”
Yet despite the vicious venom directed in the direction of Angelina Jolie, it’s Pascal who gets the most grief from her old partner in crime, Scott Rudin. The pair had previously worked together on critically and commercially successful movies like The Social Network and Captain Phillips, but after Sony pulled out of the Jobs biopic that Rudin was co-working on, the producer really let rip.
“You’ve destroyed your relationships with half the town over how you’ve behaved on this movie, and if you don’t think it’s true, wait and see… you don’t deserve one exhalation of breath on your behalf. You’ve behaved abominably and it will be a very, very long time before I forget what you did to this movie and what you’ve put all of us through.”