Thursday, June 13, 2024

Alec Baldwin is Third Billed in a November VOD Release with 35 Producer Credits, Directed by an Ex-Soap Opera Actor


It may be time to start a GoFundMe page for Alec Baldwin. The recent father of five small children (not to mention his adult daughter, Ireland) is starting to do payday movies. Like Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson.

Baldwin is third billed in a movie coming next month and going straight to video on demand called “Chick Fight.” It’s the second feature directed by former “As the World Turns” actor Paul Leyden.

“Chick Fight” stars Malin Akerman (who I’ve always liked and sort of drew the short straw on”Billions”) as an out of work mom who starts a fight club for ladies.

This movie has what may be a record 35 producing credits — meaning investors — and not one of them is Alec, who took the check and ran. You’d think “The Match Game” and “Saturday Night Live” would be enough to feed all those kids. He was hilarious last night on “SNL” as usual. I feel bad about this one.

Baldwin has been incredibly generous with huge donations to organizations in the Hamptons, from the film festival to Guild Hall, and so on. But that was all before five lil ones came into the picture. Let’s hope we see him in a few really good movies, like “The Departed” or “Married to the Mob,” or a “30 Rock,” soon.

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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