What a surprise! It seems that the whole Bunny Lake is Missingkerfuffle isn't as bad as reports made it out. This isn't the first time that Joe Carnahan has been painted to be pissier than he is. (You might remember Scott Weinberg's post in February that talked about the whether the director was actually mad at comparisons made between him and Quentin Tarantino, as reports suggested.) To rewind, Reese Witherspoon backed out of Bunny at the last minute, and reports circulated that Carnahan was so angry about it that he fired his manager, who also represents the actress. Now Carnahan has blogged about the drama on his website, and says that it wasn't really dramatic at all. Straight from the horse's mouth:


Scuttlebutt: How about NOTHING. 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.

Onward and upward ya'll! White Jazz awaits.

Is Jake Gyllenhaal too much for poor Reese to handle? Let's get the next rumors started now! As for Carnahan, there is no drama for the director, and he's going to be putting all of his directorial energy into Jazz. All he needs is spell-check, and the guy will be set!

[via FilmIck]
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