For most producers, the biggest challenge is getting commercially viable stars to sign on to their projects. So they try to entice actors with their directors’ credentials and/or their script. However, the very opposite is true in the case of this recently announced film. The producers have a reasonably exciting lead pair signed on… but no director or script!
Here’s how this bizarre scenario came to be. The producers did have a script and the stars on board, and proceeded to make a splashy announcement. The plan – and the hope – was that this would be enough to get a studio to partner and bankroll the project. However, when they did meet with a few potential investors, the feedback they received was unanimous: the script was not only weak, it was surprising that the producers thought it was worth pitching at all!
Last heard, the producers were scrambling to find a decent script and a competent director before the actors move on and give away their dates.
Moral of the story: Look before you leap… and cover all bases before you tweet!