Sunday, April 14, 2024

Hollywood: Colin Trevorrow Ousted from “Star Wars IX” After “Book of Henry” Box Office Debacle


What a turn of events: Colin Trevorrow has been ousted as director of “Star Wars IX.” Disney announced it as Trevorrow’s decision…

But Trevorrow’s massive box office debacle with “The Book of Henry” set this in motion. It didn’t matter that Trevorrow had a huge success with “Jurassic World” and will probably have another one with the sequel. “Henry” got terrible reviews and made just $4 million at the box office. Suddenly, Trevorrow went from favored guy to whipping dog.

In Hollywood, you’re only as good as your last movie. It’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.

So who will direct “IX”? Who knows? Maybe Ron Howard. Why not?

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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