Saturday, February 6, 2016, 8:29:08 PM
Print Friendly

says he rejected a movie pitch sent to him by none other the President of the United States.

In an interview with the Times of (via The Wrap), Weinstein claimed Barack Obama sent him a spy novel and suggested he adapt it to the screen. “I sent him an email back saying he was the most overqualified book scout I’ve ever had,” Weinsten said.

Though it might seem like a bold move for even a movie producer as accomplished as Weinstein, he may feel like he has earned the right to be frank with the President. According to public records, Weinstein has donated over $75,000 to democratic campaigns this election cycle, including a $35,800 check directly to Obama’s campaign.

Weinstein, Vogue editor and some other famous have hosted fundraisers for the President that have raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaign.

Politics aside, it’s been a good few weeks for the mega-producer behind “.” He guided the film to five Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and helped get her first in 29 years, fought with the MPAA over the R-rating given to the documentary “Bully,” and was awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor. Not bad for a guy who grew up in Flushing.

The Wrap says the had no comment on the supposed Presidential tip. The has asked the company to confirm the report, and we’ll update this article when we hear word.


Summary
Harvey Weinstein says he rejected a movie pitch sent to him by none other the President of the United States. In an interview with the Times of London (via The Wrap), Weinstein claimed Barack Obama sent him a spy novel and suggested he adapt it to the screen. "I sent him an email back saying…



SUBSCRIBE TO ZENNIE62 ON YOUTUBE here for latest Zennie62 on YouTube videos

SUBSCRIBE TO ZENNIE62BLOG.com NEWS FEED SUBSCRIBE TO NEWS from Zennie62Blog.com by Email
Zennie62Media: Content Development, Social Media Marketing, Reputation Management click here for more info on our services
Become a Zennie62 sponsor, visit the Sponsor Zennie62 page. HELP HOMELESS AMERICAN VETERANS, donate to Code Of Support .

About the Author

Angeles Times atlanta Auto blog CES Chicago cleveland comic con Daily News Dallas Denver Entertainment fashion Google News Houston IFTTT Las Vegas London los angeles media Miami NASHVILLE New news news articles new york NFL oakland san francisco seattle Source Google News Entertainment Sports Sunday tech Tech News Times Today usa video WASHINGTON York Daily York Daily News York Times youtube zennie62