Both from the NY Post‘s Cindy Adams today. The first thing is that Will Ferrell, flying in the face of the current trend of sequelizing Hollywood, turned down $29 million to reprise his Elf role, because he didn’t like the script and didn’t need the pay, which Cindy says “is a large load of money to basically just wear tights.” Which is what the phone-it-in actor did in the first Elf.
The other thing is that Brad Pitt may be slowly but slowly becoming a full-on producer, and the ideal object of his producing prowess would be Sacha Baron Cohen, with whom he shares a love of art and architecture, as well as film. It was Cohen who introduced the movie idol to Brit graffiti artist Banksy (if such a person exists) and caused Brangelina to buy up virtually everything in the avant-guerrilla’s catalogue. Brad and Borat are currently working on a project, which Cindy suggests might be called Cultural Learnings to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Malibu. Only in Hollywood, kids, only in Hollywood©.