Date: 29th January 2001

Jack Nicholson Film Is Withdrawn From Festival

JACK NICHOLSON's new movie has been abruptly withdrawn from the BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL in a row over how much it costs.

THE PLEDGE, which sees the Hollywood star teaming up with British actresses HELEN MIRREN and VANESSA REDGRAVE, has fallen foul of a battle between its producer, FRANCHISE PICTURES, and the German distributor INTERTAINMENT. Depending on which side is talking, it cost either $55 million (36.6 million) or $34 million (22.6 million).

VARIETY, the American trade newspaper, said each side was accusing the other of dropping the film from the festival. (RP/WNBTE/MCM)

Source: WENN



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