Gadot re­fus­ing Won­der Woman if Rat­ner stays?

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - PTI

Ac­tor Gal Gadot has re­port­edly re­fused to sign the much-awaited se­quel of Won­der Woman if Hol­ly­wood pro­ducer Brett Rat­ner, who has been ac­cused of sex­ual ha­rass­ment and ho­mo­pho­bia, re­mains at­tached with the movie.

An in­sider told Page Six that the 32-year-old star, who plays the ti­tle role in the Patty Jenk­ins-di­rected film, does not want the suc­cess­ful fran­chise to ben­e­fit a man ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct. Rat­ner’s pro­duc­tion com­pany backed Won­der Woman as a part of its co-fi­nanc­ing deal with Warner Bros stu­dios.

“Brett made a lot of money from the suc­cess of Won­der Woman. Now Gadot is say­ing she won’t sign for the se­quel un­less Warner Bros buys Brett out (of his fi­nanc­ing deal) and gets rid of him,” a source from the stu­dio said, adding that Gadot is a woman of prin­ci­ples. She re­cently also opted out of at­tend­ing an awards do hon­our­ing Rat­ner.

“She knows the best way to hit peo­ple like Brett Rat­ner is in the wal­let... They [mak­ers] can’t have a movie rooted in women’s em­pow­er­ment be­ing part-fi­nanced by a man ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct against women,” the source said.

When con­tacted, reps for Gadot and Rat­ner did not com­ment; a Warner Bros rep said the news was false.

PHOTO: DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS

(Above) Gal Gadot; Brett Rat­ner (R), who has been ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct, is a co­fi­nancer on the film

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