This time the producer is clashing with Grace of Monaco director Olivier Dahan over changes to the film, which Weinstein reportedly wants to make.
The film, which stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, was originally slated to open in America in November but was pushed back to spring 2014 by The Weinsetin Company, almost a year after Harvey Weinstein previewed footage from the film to press and buyers in Cannes.
So, why the hold up? According to Harvey Weinstein the film,
just wasn’t finished, the sound, anything
The film that I am in the process of finishing is complicated to finalize, although actually, for me, it is finished
And he also went on to suggest that the hold up was to do with a disagreement over the cut of the film that will ultimately be released,
What’s complicated at the moment is ensuring that you, the critics, can review my version of the film and not that of somebody else. It’s not over yet. I haven’t given up.
So, Harvey Scissorhands Weinstein again? Yep.
It’s right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do… Either you say ‘Go figure it out with your pile of shit’ or you brace yourself so the blackmail isn’t as violent … If I don’t sign, that’s where the out-and-out blackmail starts, but I could go that far. There are two versions of the film for now: mine and his … which I find catastrophic.
Grace of Monaco is currently scheduled to be released in March 2014. Or maybe it’ll first play as a film festival surprise film, in a butchered Harvey Weinstein approved cut.