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Weinstein Ruined Good Will Looking Field Workplace to Screw Robin Williams

Smith mentioned “Good Will Looking’s” field workplace run was “hamstrung due to greed.”

GOOD WILL HUNTING, from left, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, 1997, ©Miramax/courtesy Everett Collection

Robin Williams in “Good Will Looking”

©Miramax/Courtesy Everett Assortment

Kevin Smith’s new e book “Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash” contains the beloved indie director claiming that Harvey Weinstein pulled “Good Will Hunting” from theaters early with a view to screw with Robin Williams’ back-end deal. Smith was hooked up to “Good Will Looking” as an govt producer. Williams was the film’s large star on the time and ended up profitable the Oscar for Finest Supporting Actor. Talking to The Daily Beast, Smith mentioned the Oscar-winning drama was “nonetheless incomes” cash on the time when Weinstein determined to drag it.

“It was doing extremely effectively, and the deal that they’d made with Robin was a high-percentage first-dollar gross — a movie-star deal — and it was nice, as a result of immediately by placing Robin within the film their pre-sales paid for the entire fucking movie,” Smith mentioned. “So, the film was paid for after which the film was earning profits hand over fist and revamped $100 million. From what I keep in mind, Robin’s break up could be even higher and he’d get a much bigger proportion if it crossed $100 million, so each greenback the film made on the theatrical field workplace must be break up — I’m undecided if it was a 50/50 break up — with Robin Williams.”

Smith continued, “I used to be on the film as a co-executive producer, so we had been aware about some particulars, and I keep in mind the day when ‘Good Will Looking’ was leaving theaters and it felt bizarre as a result of it was like, ‘Wait? There’s all this Oscar buzz, so why would you pull it if it was simply earning profits?’ They usually did it as a result of retaining it in theaters meant that extra of the cash would go to Robin, whereas the second it went to video the break up wasn’t Robin-heavy. It was hamstrung as a result of [of] greed.”

On a $10 million manufacturing funds, “Good Will Looking” ended up incomes simply over $225 million worldwide. The drama was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, together with Finest Image and Finest Director, and received Oscars for Finest Supporting Actor and Finest Unique Screenplay due to the script by then-newcomers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.”

Head over to The Daily Beast’s website to learn Smith’s newest interview in its entirety. The director’s e book, “Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash,” is now out there for buy.

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