Yes, I told you yesterday that Nicole Kidman‘s “Rabbit Hole” was going to Lions Gate. Norton Herrick is helping with the financing. “Rabbit Hole” will go right into Oscar contention. Nicole is a shoo in for Best Actress.
Alas, that blog I call “Deadline Yesterday” is reporting it today with the word Exclusive. Hello? Read much? I love seeing them take up our material. Dear Jay Penske: cut out the middle man, just pay us directly. We’ll give you a good price.
Here’s something you might want know about Norton Herrick, Mr. Penske: he wrote the check for “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark.” Like over $30 million. Herrick is the reason the show is up and running and heading for its November 14 preview.
So much bad reporting from Toronto, so much on these “exclusive” blogs taken from other places or press releases. Another one: the new Pedro Almodovar movie going to Sony Pictures Classics. Yes, that was always the case.
Here’s something else I read somewhere: “Can “The Town” Help Ben Affleck‘s Rocky Career?” This is really funny. I’d like to have Ben Affleck’s rocky career! An Oscar for writing “Good Will Hunting.” Mucho kudos for directing “Gone Baby Gone.” Now he’s directed “The Town” to great reviews and lots of praise with today’s hottest star, Jon Hamm. Hello? Am I missing something here?
The funniest thing about the blogs is the Oscar prognostication. Many of these little read diaries are devoted year round just to this minute subject. And the funny thing is, they are almost all wrong. After months and months of verbal diarrhea on this sole subject, the big night comes, and –whoops!–it’s all been for naught. Very amusing.
Just so we’re clear here, Deadline Yesterday, we also reported this week on the unknown existence of a new Kevin Kline-Larry Kasdan movie called “Darling Companion,” which starts shooting in Utah soon. “Beginners” will likely also go to SPC. More to come, Mr. P…