December 18, 2014 7:00 pm -

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]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to More Sony Leaks: Jolie ‘Seriously Out Of Her Mind’

  1. neworleans878 December 18th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Any media outlet or internet site that publishes anything from the Sony leaks is playing into North Korea’s hands.

    Don’t care who else does it. No one should have published any thing from the moment it was suspected North Korea was behind it.

    ps…It’s clear North Korea doesn’t have the expertise to pull this off by themselves. Doubt any other nation would have helped them, so that means they hired one or more individuals with the promise of big money. If they did the programming in North Korea, are they dumb enough to believe that they’d get out of there alive?

    • Suzanne McFly December 18th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Some are suggesting China has a hand in this. I would have to agree it is someone bigger than North Korea who has their hand in this.

      • neworleans878 December 18th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

        Naw…don’t think China would f*ck around with us that way. 50+ years ago yes, but now they have too much to loose.

        Hell, Russians crooks hack into credit card data bases all the time. How hard could it be to get onto Sony’s?

      • rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:38 am

        Pretty sure its the North Koreans . heard the analogy from someone familiar with the tracking of the hackers…they are like drunken burglars knocking over a vase after breaking in and saying shhhhhhh

    • burqa December 18th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Good call.
      They had to have hired some punk Western hackers who would be able to sift out the “shocking!” stuff for them…..

  2. Jones December 18th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I think publishing illegally hacked private e-mails, text messages, nude photos, or phone calls is wrong period. The media should have more respect for the privacy rights of all people.

    • burqa December 18th, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      I agree.
      That goes for Anonymous, too.

  3. Budda December 18th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    All of Hollywood are nuts…and I have it from a reliable source, they are all 5′- 4″ tall.

  4. fancypants December 18th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    after reading the emails I think this has all to do with nothing. There have been several films in the past that were controversial to say the least and would have better email arguments then this

  5. edmeyer_able December 18th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Who cares?

    • tiredoftea December 18th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Well said.

  6. burqa December 18th, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Not bothering with the emails.
    I like Angelina Jolie.
    Yesterday I heard a really nice interview with her on NPR about her upcoming movie, “Unbroken.”

    Angelina, with all these threats to Sony coming out now and all, if you need a place to hide out for a while, I’ll be glad to put you up at my place. Just don’t bring that Pitt guy along, that’s all I ask………..

    • allison1050 December 19th, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Are the children allowed to come with her? :o)

  7. rg9rts December 19th, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Worth the price of admission ….wait a sec…I don’t go to movies