Yesterday, we wrote about the film “Rescue Dawn” and how a few media outlets, including a blog written by the deputy film editor of the Hollywood Reporter, claimed it may not be shown in Toronto as planned.
That editor talked about money issues, which were delaying the print from getting released from the “lab,” and that the scheduled screenings in Toronto were in jeopardy.
Fear not, however, because those reports are apparently not true and “Rescue Dawn,” the new Werner Herzog film starring Christian Bale of “Batman Begins,” will screen as scheduled.
I spoke with Ron Berkowitz, head of Berk Communications, which represents the film’s production company, who assured me that the reports were not true. He wanted to set the record straight that all the crew has been paid (despite what one internet report said) and the only reason it did not screen at Telluride Film Fest last week was because it wasn’t supposed to in the first place.
There is no delay, everything is fine, the film will be shown in Toronto, end of speculation. Period.
Elton Brand wasn’t even in North America during the Telluride Fest. The All Star basketball player, who is one of the film’s producers, was still competing in the World Championship in Asia.
Elton will be in town this weekend for the film’s premiere and party, and he can use the break from basketball after his U.S. squad finished with a bronze medal.
He is one of the classiest players in the NBA so we’re happy to clear up the rumours swirling around “Rescue Dawn” and hope to see him at the fest. And if you’re not happy playing for the Clippers this year, please demand a trade specifically to the Raptors. Chris Bosh needs your protection.