Pa­tri­cia Hearst biopic can­celed

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

LOS AN­GE­LES — Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox Film says it is can­cel­ing the studio’s planned movie based on Jef­frey Toobin’s Pa­tri­cia Hearst book “Amer­i­can Heiress.”

Toobin’s non­fic­tion book chron­i­cled the saga of Hearst’s kid­nap­ping by the Sym­bionese Lib­er­a­tion Army in 1974 and her even­tual bank rob­bery con­vic­tion with the rad­i­cal group.

The studio an­nounced the de­ci­sion late Thursday after Hearst ear­lier in the day is­sued a lengthy state­ment con­demn­ing the project and Toobin’s book, which she de­scribed as vic­tim blam­ing and an at­tempt to “re­write his­tory.”

Fox rep­re­sen­ta­tives de­clined to com­ment on whether the de­ci­sion to can­cel pro­duc­tion was re­lated to Hearst’s state­ment.

Toobin did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to re­quest for com­ment.

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