Ap­ple kills We­in­stein-backed biopic

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Tech gi­ant Ap­ple has ter­mi­nated the deal with dis­graced Hol­ly­wood ex­ec­u­tive Har­vey We­in­stein’s pro­duc­tion house for a se­ries on mu­sic leg­end Elvis Pres­ley. The move fol­lows sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions against the film pro­ducer. He was ousted from his own firm, The We­in­stein Com­pany as co-chair­man after the up­roar.

The Elvis pro­ject was in the ini­tial stages, barely past the deal-mak­ing step, which made it eas­ier for Ap­ple to pull the plug, sources told Dead­line.

An in­sider also re­vealed that there was an idea to ex­pand the se­ries into an an­thol­ogy fran­chise, which would have fol­lowed sto­ries of Prince and Michael Jackson in sub­se­quent chap­ters.

We­in­stein’s name will now be re­moved from all on­go­ing TWC TV se­ries on which he had served as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. These shows will pro­ceed as planned, as most have passed pre-pro­duc­tion and pro­duc­tion. The TWC board made the de­ci­sion to fire We­in­stein at a meet­ing held on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Jor­dana Brew­ster plays Mia Toretto in the ac­tion fran­chise

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.