Monday, May 27, 2024

Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum Wisely Skip NYC ‘Premiere’ of “Lost City” Featuring Real Life Leeches


Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum are smart stars.

The pair wisely skipped the so-called premiere Monday night of a new movie they’re in called “The Lost City.”

The “Raiders of the Lost Ark” rip off stars Sandra Bullock, Tatum and Pitt in a a guest star role.

Of the three big stars, only Bullock showed up at the mini premiere in the basement of the Whitby Hotel. The only other big name was Daniel Radcliffe, of “Harry Potter” fame.

Tatum is ridingĀ  high right now with his movie, “Dog,” a box office hit. He didn’t need to get involved. For Pitt, “The Lost City” is not a main attraction. And he’s got plenty of other things to worry about.

“The Lost City” ads feature Bullock trying to pull leeches off Tatum’s back. It’s pretty much the only scene that’s being featured in the film. So it seems appropriate that this screening, from the looks of the pictures, was full of real life leeches– models, has beens, and so forth. I remember when these tastemaker screenings would feature really cool actors, broadcasters, newsmakers, writers, whom you would rarely otherwise see in screening rooms. Not anymore. Now it’s globs of hangers-ons, the same all the time.

“The Lost City” opens sometime soon, it’s unclear from Google.


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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