Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher, who was asking for a “ridiculous” fee according to studio insiders. The problem stemmed from not only money, but also control. Here Fincher is trying to oversee how the film’s marketing will be handled – a wish granted in the past that resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A charming source told THR, “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”
In all fairness, you can’t buy groceries with Oscar gold. Just ask Cuba Gooding, Jr..