More leaked emails from the Sony hacking scandal reveal that Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, tried to pitch a Destiny’s Child biopic to the movie studio, but executives were reluctant.
An email from Screen Gems boss Clint Culpepper reads:
“Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” Culpepper wrote onDecember 4, 2013. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.”
While the film didn’t get a green light, The Daily Mail is reporting that a Destiny’s Child biopic is currently slated for February 2015 on the Lifetime Network.
As for the Kanye West project, the rapper’s creative assistant Elon Rutberg emailed Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, on August 4, 2014 about a potential project.
“I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote Rutberg. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”
No word on if Amy had interests in the project or not.
It’s been a rough week for Pascal and Culpepper who have had dozens of private emails leaked that include calling Kevin Hart a “whore,” and President Barack Obama a lover of slave movies and anything with a Black cast.
Top Five Moments From The 2018 SAG Awards
Celebrities filled the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday night for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the night was full of great moments. Here are the top highlights from the show.
It was a big night for Sterling K. Brown who made history after becoming the first Black actor to win the category for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Drama Series. Brown not only took home the award for his role on NBC’s This Is Us, but he also received a second SAG award for Best Ensemble.
Morgan Freeman was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, making a seemingly short and awkward speech. While receiving the honor, he called out an audience member for talking.
“Hey … I’m talking to you. Yeah, hey,” the 80-year-old said. “Okay, well you just stand out to me. That’s all.” Freeman then explained, “These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank yous.”
And we’ve said it before and we will say it again, Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash need their own show. The pair provided comedic relief yet again while announcing the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Drama Series.
When discussing who gets to announce the winner, Nash explained she gets to say Sterling’s name if he when’s because “he’s Black.” She did however explain Munn “can say anyone who is Asian who is nominated.”
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