More Sony Leaks: Jolie ‘Seriously Out Of Her Mind’
Angelina Jolie is not highly regarded by producer Scott Rudin, as can be seen in terse email exchanges with Sony head Amy Pascal. Jolie’s focus on wanting the unavailable director David Fincher appears to be driving Rudin crazy.
While Jolie spent 2014 fretting about the script—was she the focus and the prime mover? Did it need a romantic relationship? Would she still be regal enough if she played it bald?—one-on-one correspondence between Pascal and Rudin shows off their behind-the-scenes sniping, scheming, and eye-rolling. Rudin in particular would apparently rather die by self-inflicted asp wound than make another Jolie film: “She’s seriously out of her mind,” he eventually writes Pascal, exasperated.
Meanwhile, Jolie’s single-minded focus on Fincher as her director of choice for the project—and Pascal’s inability to manage the hilariously ill-mannered Rudin, who also wanted Fincher—became a serious pressure point for all three. It’s this friction that would eventually scuttle what could have been a fantastic version of Jobs.[su_csky_ad]