Apparently, many A-list actors knew how to quit "Brokeback Mountain" ― by not even giving it a chance.
Ossana had previously discussed the difficulties encountered in the making of the film, which would end up winning over both critics and mainstream audiences with its portrayal of a troubled love story between two gay sheep herders in the rural West, played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger-who would both be nominated for an Oscar as supporting actor and actor respectively. "They all said no", Van Sant said.
"I felt like we needed a really strong cast, like a famous cast", he added. There was a belief that playing a homosexual man could hurt a heterosexual actor's career and that may have been why big name actors like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio passed on the film.
Diana Ossana, who produced the movie and took home a screenwriting Oscar for it, told the outlet via email, 'Yes, all those young gentlemen (at the time) turned down the project, for various reasons'. "He was eager and passionate about it".
Just last week, actress Scarlett Johansson dropped out of "Rub And Tug", an upcoming film about a transgender massage parlor owner Dante "Tex" Gil, following backlash that she was taking the role from a transgender actor.
Sir Cliff Richard wins 'substantial' damages from BBC
Sir Cliff denied the allegation and was never arrested, and in June 2016 prosecutors announced that he would face no charges. The BBC has to pay 65 per cent of the $336,000 while South Yorkshire Police, who conducted the raid, will pay 35 per cent.
Of the two leading men, Ledger's role was the more hard to fill, according to Ossana.
"Van Sant recently sat down for an interview with IndieWire, and revealed that he had two different stars in mind when he was planning on filming Brokeback Mountain".
Damon, who previously worked with Van Sant on Good Will Hunting, told Entertainment Weekly in 2007, Brokeback Mountain is a movie he regrets not doing, but at the time, he didn't feel the project was right for him.
He apparently did not extend that insight to "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot".
In addition, on his 2010 song "Real Estate", the rapper says, "Eyes Chinese, smoke like I'm Jamaican", Complex reports . Wiz Khalifa , much like Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name , also doesn't eat the peach.
A criminal inquiry, The Times reported, could reveal more information than the civil suit, such as Trump's tax returns . Her office said Wednesday that it hadn't yet determined whether such a referral was warranted.
"Summer Vacation" made $44.1 million in domestic ticket sales over the weekend, easily besting Johnson's " Skyscraper ". Sony's animated family feature picked up US$46.4 million overseas the past weekend for a global start of US$100 million.
On and off: Miley and Liam previously announced their engagement in 2012 but broke up the following year. Until Cyrus and Hemsworth confirm the news themselves, it's best to believe that they're still together.
Presidents have historically avoided criticizing the Fed, which is created to be independent from political interference. Trump said he was unconcerned that his remarks might spark criticism as he was merely stating long-held personal views.
For the front, it features an 8-megapixel camera for selfies with a soft LED flash, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture. The device's battery is also supersized, with a 5,500-mAh pack inside that has a standby time of 474 hours.
Based on the fragments present in the amber, the researchers concluded the snakes lived in a forest environment. The findings were published online today (July 18) in the journal Science Advances .
Priyanka Chopra wraps 'Isn't It Romantic'
And on Sunday, she and Hemsworth, along with the movie's director, posted some snaps from their last day of filming for the movie. Isn't It Romantic is slated to hit theaters in February 2019 and looks like it'll bring in some laughs and entertainment.
Big fines and suspensions over massive basketball brawl
Basketball Australia will now commence their own review of the incident and have 14 days to appeal any sanctions if they so chose. Calvin Abueva was banned for six games, while Roger Pogoy, Carl Cruz and Jio Jalalon were suspended for five games apiece.
Cory Monteith's Mom Learned Of His Death From Lea Michele
She said he went to rehab at age 15 and 19 before getting sober and moving to Los Angeles to concentrate on his acting career. Even at 3 years old, he would stand at the counter and pay the bill. "I just shut off all emotions, and I was numb".
"Bean" Rowan Atkinson death hoax
Readers were warned not click on the story because it is linked to a scam website which could spread a computer virus. People in the United Kingdom woke up to a shocking breaking news that comedian Rowan Atkinson better known as " Mr.
The First Titans Trailer is Here!
The 1.51-minutes-long trailer for the series features Robin, Raven , Starfire , Beast Boy, Hawk, Dove, and The Acolyte. Titans comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.