Harvey Weinstein explained the ulterior motives behind the lawsuit between his studio and Warner Bros. about the movie The Butler. This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the famous producer, Warner Bros. seeks to prevent him from using a title that matches the title of the 1916 painting, as he at one time refused to cede his rights to The Hobbit.
“Two high-ranking Warner Bros. said if I transferred my rights to The Hobbit, they would drop the claim. We are talking about the 1916 movie! In fact, this is blackmail. I am 100 percent sure of that. It turns out that the big guy wants to beat the little one, '' Weinstein commented.
The publication notes that Weinstein could claim 2.5 percent of the box office gross for a Peter Jackson movie, which worries Warner Bros. and MGM. Their representatives refused to associate the confrontation with Weinstein's company and The Hobbit.
Recall that in the movie The Butler; Forest Whitaker plays the main role.
The Topic of Article: Harvey Weinstein caught Warner Bros. in revenge for the Hobbit.