The Weinstein Firm is at present wrangling with the way it can come out of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal intact, but it surely’s beginning to look increasingly more doubtless that the manufacturing firm won’t make it out of this in any respect. Final week, a non-public fairness agency’s plan to purchase The Weinstein Firm fell by way of, supposedly as a result of there’s extra “dysfunction” on the troubled studio than it appeared, and earlier than that each Amazon and Apple canned Weinstein Firm tasks. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says The Weinstein Firm has pulled two films from its November launch schedule, which means it not has any movies popping out for the remainder of the 12 months.
The flicks in query are The Present Struggle, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, and Polaroid, a horror film about an evil digicam that may immediately print out pictures utilizing very costly movie cartridges. The studio apparently had excessive hopes for The Present Struggle, however THR’s “insiders” say it “would have been unattainable” to launch it whereas this scandal continues to be occurring.
During the last month, The Weinstein Firm began scrubbing Harvey Weinstein’s title from the credit of TV tasks he labored on, and final week the corporate even started to take away its personal title from the house video releases of some current movies. The Present Struggle and Polaroid have been ran into 2018, but it surely’s too early to say in the event that they’ll nonetheless function the Weinstein title each time they’re launched.