Billionaire Heiress Is Cool, Finances P.T. Anderson Scientology Movie

Thursday, February 10 by

Billionaire heiresses. When they’re not spending daddy’s money on blinged-out diamond collars for their tiny mutant dogs, they’re recording sex tapes and becoming national heroes. That’s why it’s nice to hear about one heiress who’s doing something legitimately cool. Of course, I know next to nothing about 25-year-old Megan Ellison, billionaire daughter of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. She might be recording a sex tape as we speak. However, we know she’s at least actively trying to make good contributions to the movie world by financing two projects from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood).

Ellison, a listed producer on True Grit, is giving Anderson several sacks of money to help make:

The Master, which is about the formation of a Scientology-eque religicult, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is interested in a lead role. Paramount ultimately passed on the movie last year, but now it looks like the project’s thetans are aligning once more.

Inherent Vice, based on a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pinchon, is a psychedelic, late-60′s detective story. Anderson is part-way through the script, and Robert Downey Jr. is interested in a lead role. Of course he is. If your movie doesn’t star Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp or James Franco, you’re obviously doing something wrong.

Armed with a gigantic novelty check from Oracle, hopefully Anderson can now make these cool-sounding movies. I’m glad that Ellison wants to produce good movies, rather than star in abominable ones, like some heiresses. (/Film)

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COMMENTS

  1. February 10, 2011 9:07 pm

    Awesomedragon

    This is such great news


  2. February 10, 2011 9:07 pm

    Tim

    This needs to happen.


  3. February 10, 2011 9:07 pm

    Louanne Lee

    What is really missing: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most translated and read authors of our time, be it his fiction or non-fictions books. Contrary to the New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright, L. Ron Hubbard never even tried to make a living out of bias and rumors but is known for straight and honest communication with his readers and left it up to them to make up their own mind. As he said, “I have led an adventurous life and it would possibly be entertaining to read, but I doubt such a work would shed any background light on my researches and would not clarify my intentions or why I developed Dianetics and Scientology… . My intentions in life did not include making a story of myself. I only wanted to know man and understand him. I did not really care if he did not understand me, so long as he understood himself. I was the lesser part of my project. Some say this is unfortunate, but I do not find it so. I did not live to be understood, but to understand.” How right he was when he wrote this in 1966.


  4. February 10, 2011 9:07 pm

    Guest

    Hubbard used to send letters to the FBI denouncing people he knew as communists and they described him as a “fruitcake”, now I hear the FBI is investigating Scientology.


  5. February 10, 2011 9:07 pm

    Guest

    Hubbard used to send letters to the FBI denouncing people he knew as communists and they described him as a “fruitcake”, now I hear the FBI is investigating Scientology.