Friday, June 14, 2024

John Travolta Dragging Morgan Freeman Down in Another Bad, Bad Movie– And This One Has 3 Directors!


Some movies occasionally have two directors. It’s not a great idea, but it happens.

But John Travolta’s latest straight to video ‘B” movie has three directors! That’s how bad it will be! It took three peoples’ visions!

“The Poison Rose” is also noteworthy in that Morgan Freeman, the Ado Annie of cinema (he won’t say ‘no’) is featured. So are Famke Janssen and Peter Stormare. To make it even crazier, Travolta’s daughter– coming off her non Oscar role in “Gotti,” has a part.

This should be good.

The directors are Francesco Cinquemani, George Gallo, and Luca Gililberto. The first and last of these are Italian director with few credits. George Gallo is an American C director with some writing credits. This should be good.

“The Poison Rose” is released into the world on May 14th from Lions Gate, home of Travolta 2010 bust, “From Paris with Love,” $24 mil total.

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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