Last week saw the trades make a big deal over Reese Witherspoon’s sudden eleventh hour departure from the Joe Carnahan-directed thriller “Bunny Lake is Missing”.
Reports were that Carnahan was so angry about it that he fired his manager. Well that ain’t the case it seems according to the man himself on his official site. Here’s what he said about the issue:
“How about a situation where the press tries to stir it up. These things happen. Movies go away every day. Reese is dealing with a lot of stuff in her life. So am I. We were running up against it as far as time for prep and shooting and scripting, etc.
I had already commited to ‘White Jazz’ and the longer we stretched ‘Bunny’ the more in jeopardy the WJ schedule became. And there was just no way I could let that happen. I need a nice extended prep period for that flick, and now I’ve got it. That’s it guys. I wish there were some truly tasty bits of gossip but there just aren’t. Sorry”.
Carnahan is now solely focusing on his next project “White Jazz” which begins filming in coming months.