Screen Junkies » Morgan Creek http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Antoine Fuqua Getting Paid For ‘Tupac’ Biopic Either Way http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/antoine-fuqua-getting-paid-for-tupac-biopic-either-way/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/antoine-fuqua-getting-paid-for-tupac-biopic-either-way/#comments Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:11:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216189 Tell Mama don't cry. Cuz even if they kill me. They can never take the life of a real G. I'm getting money.

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Morgan Creek’s plans to turn the corpse of Tupac Shakur upside-down and shake money out of his pockets hit a snag when director Antoine Fuqua decided to move on from the biopic. Fuqua was in good with Pac’s moms and if he were to leave, the project would spiral into tailspin. So Morgan Creek had no choice but to step up.

The studio has now signed Fuqua to a pay-or-play deal on the project as a sign of their commitment to him. Which means, whether the film gets made or not, Antoine Fuqua gets money. The hunt for established actors to play the fallen rapper proved fruitless, and now the production is looking for Tupac lookalikes who can be coached to act like him. Just like the government did when Weird “Al” Yankovic was assassinated. Oh, you didn’t know? (LA Times)

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Charlie Sheen Could Cost The World Another ‘Major League’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/charlie-sheen-could-cost-the-world-another-major-league-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/charlie-sheen-could-cost-the-world-another-major-league-sequel/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:27:35 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29834 I think we can go ahead and mark down the CEO of Morgan Creek on Charlie Sheen's "Pussy List."

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I think we can go ahead and mark down the CEO of Morgan Creek on Charlie Sheen’s “Pussy List.”

Sheen recently spoke publicly about his interest in making another Major League sequel where he would portray an oddball who plays hardball and the results are totally screwball. It turns out another sequel has been in the works for awhile but Morgan Creek’s James Robinson doesn’t want Sheen on the roster.

“I’m not going to risk putting Charlie in the movie if he continues messing up. Obviously with Major League 3 there’s a huge part written for Charlie’s character … but after dealing with Lindsay Lohan on Georgia Rule, I can speak for someone who has experienced the difficulties of working with an actor dealing with addiction. When Lindsay was doing Georgia Rule, she would miss full days of work.  When an actor doesn’t show up for work, you can lose half-a-million dollars a day paying the 250 other people there for the shoot and the costs for the set. I won’t go through that again. If Charlie doesn’t straighten up … I unfortunately can’t put him in the movie.”

And that goes double for you, Tom Berenger. Your couch cushion habit will not stand in the way of cinema. (TMZ)

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