Monday, April 15, 2024

Harvey Weinstein Wants Bill Murray to Play Him in the Movies


Have you noticed that Harvey Weinstein has been more public this year than ever before? The co-chairman of the Weinstein Company has won back to back Best Picture Oscars with “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist.” His company’s debt is settled and he’s in a good place for this fall with four potential hits: “The Master,” “Django Unchained,” “Lawless,” “Killing Them Softly.” He has also the leading foreign film, “The Intouchables,” which has won raves and brought in lots of people to theaters. Everyone loves this movie. Plus this fall he’ll also release “The Sapphires” featuring music by Sam & Dave. In this new interview in Fandango online, he says he will only make a movie in which he’s a character if Bill Murray plays him. It’s not a bad idea.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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