This morning in Hollywood a famous film producer Scott Rudin absolutely slammed the Oscar-winning actress in an internal email sent to a colleague earlier this year, calling Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”
The Sony hack has uncovered a chain of leaked emails where Scott who himself won an Academy Award for 2007’s No Country For Old Men. Rudin is rumored to be a bit of a tyrant in industry circles.
The email went on to say, “There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made (and how that is a bad thing and rampaging spoiled ego of this woman and the cost of the movie is beyond me) and if you won’t tell her that you do not like the script – which, let me remind you, SHE DOESN’T EITHER – this will just spin even further out in Crazyland but let me tell you I have zero appetite for the indulgence of spoiled brats and I will tell her this myself if you don’t.”
There’s more: “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 says. ‘I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for 18 months so she could go direct a movie.”
And more: “I have no desire to be making a movie with her, or anybody, that she runs and that we don’t, 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. 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.”
Let’s see what the fallout will be from this little leak… stay tuned.