Harvey Weinstein’s fury over Bradley Cooper’s Thanksgiving interview being given the chop by the NFL
Harvey Weinstein is miffed at the US National Football League network for pulling an exclusive interview with Silver Linings Playbook hunk Bradley Cooper.
The Weinstein film boss was told an already filmed interview special for Thanksgiving was scrapped purely because Robert De Niro’s character in the film playing a part-time bookie and they felt it promoted gambling in football.
Harv said last night, “We are deeply disappointed in the NFL’s decision, and we are quite frankly surprised. Pulling a pretaped interview with our stars is nothing short of censorship . . . [‘Silver Linings’] is not a film about gambling in the NFL. It’s a film about fathers and sons and football bonding a family together.”
More importantly Silver Linings Playbook one of the most highly anticipated films of the year so far and it widely assumed to be THE film to beat at the Oscars. Time to realise it’s 2012 NFL and people are free to make their own decisions with the films they watch – especially in a land that celebrates a certain city called Las Vegas. I mean, really?! Pot. Kettle. #networknumpties