July 19, 2021
The Oscar-winning Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie found herself as the subject of a group of harsh internal e-mails from producer Scott Rudin! The e-mails leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment this week and they show Rudin calling Jolie a minimally talented spoiled brat!
This e-mail chain is the latest bit of private information from Sony that ended up online in the past few weeks. The hack previously revealed salary information for actors, internal memos from company executives, and big stars’ aliases. These particular notes, largely from this past February, are exchanges between Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s co-chairwoman, and producer Scott Rudin.
It can be seen in the notes that the two industry heavyweights were not seeing eye to eye in an issue involving Jolie.
The actress apparently wanted director David Fincher for a Cleopatra movie that she would star in, but Rudin also wanted him for his own Steve Jobs biopic.
The e-mails begins with Pascal writing of Jolie, saying that she is upset about Sony giving Jobs to Fincher, and that she wants to talk.
Rudin responded to the e-mail with “She’ll survive it. I don’t want to waste my time on this.” And then it gets real ugly, real fast. Rudin’s cold words get a more got-tempered note “You better shut Angie down before she makes it very hard for David to do Jobs.”
Because Pascal seemingly couldn’t do what Rudin wanted, he wrote an incredibly bold e-mail to the executive, telling her not to involve David Fincher in Jolie’s project and questioning her attitude and talent:
“I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie. I have no desire to be making a movie with her, or anybody, that she runs and that we don’t. She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming. There is no relationship with any movie star – ANY one – that requires our willingness to prostrate ourselves this way in the face of childish, irresponsible, willful and un-partnerly behavior.”