New Delhi, Jun 22 (ANI): Filming for American film producer Steven Soderbergh’s baseball drama ‘Moneyball’, starring Brad Pitt, has been stopped by Columbia.
The plug was pulled pretty close to the start of production, and sources have said that Columbia’s president of production Amy Pascal wasn’t comfortable with the script, which had changed ever since the movie was given the green light, reports the China Daily./pp
The decision, which was made on June 19, has mystified many since the picture was crewed up and scheduled to start shooting this week, with some wondering how issues with the script could give a studio cold feet./pp
Steven Zaillian and Soderbergh wrote the screenplay (with the most recent barely a week old), adapting Michael Lewis’ non-fiction book about the Oakland Athletics and their GM Billy Beane, who assembled a contending ballclub despite having a payroll much lower than other Major League teams./pp
Pascal had not seen the interviews and some insiders suggest that there was a disconnect about the kind of baseball drama the exec and the filmmaker wanted to make. /pp
Pascal was leery, the sources said, fearing that the film lacked emotion./pp
Pascal is a big fan of the book and allowed Soderbergh to shop the project over the weekend to Warner Bros., which once housed Soderbergh’s shingle Section Eight, and Paramount, home to Pitt’s Plan B. (ANI)/p
London, March 28 (ANI): French surgeons have carried out the world’s fifth face transplant, and given a 28-year-old man a new nose, mouth and chin after his original features were blown off in a shooting accident.
The surgery, which marked the third face transplant in France, took place at the Henri Mondor Hospital, near Paris.
Doctors at the hospital spent 15 hours giving the man a new face, after the accident had destroyed the muscles in the man’s mouth, which prevented him from moving his jaw.
The procedure started at 5pm on Thursday and ended at 8am on Friday, reports the Telegraph.
The paper further revealed that France was the first country in the world to remove a dead donor’s features and place them on someone else.
In late 2005, Isabelle Dinoire, now 42, underwent a 15-hour operation in Amiens, in the north of the country, after her original face was ripped to pieces by her pet dog.
Last year Pascal Coler, a 24-year-old from Paris, received a new face after suffering from Von Recklinghausen’s disease, also known as “Elephant Man” condition. (ANI)