Peter Jackson: ‘Harvey Weinstein had a black list with actresses”

The director of the Lord of the Rings movies wild Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino may have a role in his trilogy, but the production company of Harvey Weinstein has prevented this from happening. That says the director himself and is endorsed by fellow filmmaker Terry Zwigoff. Weinstein denies.

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In an interview with the New Zealand news site Stuff did Jackson his story. He told you that he Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd wanted to cast in his Lord of the Rings movies. But when he plans went to pitch to Miramax, the production company of Harvey Weinstein was there that both actresses a nightmare to work with and that they at all cost from the cast had to be held. Jackson followed that advice: ‘We had no reasons to us to ask questions.’

Judd and Sorvino are two of the first women that a few months ago, Weinstein publicly accused of sexual abuse. Jackson says nothing in advance to have known of Weinsteins practices, but now says that he suspects the ” false information have been given about these two talented women.” “Now I look back, I realize that the smear campaign of Miramax was in full swing’, he added.

On Twitter fell Terry Zwigoff Jackson. Zwigoff, who documentaries like Crumb made, wild Sorvino in the cast of his film Bad Santa, but each time he is about her began when Weinstein, hung on, ” he says in a tweet, in which he also excuses opposite Sorvino.


Weinstein denies the allegations of Jackson – to now time he denies all allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. In a statement from his entourage, he points out that Miramax during the production of the first Lord of the Rings film, the production had left New Line and he says that Miramax had no impact on the casting.

That’s not true, responds Jackson in Entertainment Weekly, in which he says ‘naive enough to have been to believe that [Miramax] the truth had been told.’ Also, he stresses that he is not even the sheets could hand out on casting, because he is Lord of the Rings is still not enough to impact as a director.

Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino responded via Twitter. ‘When I saw this just after I woke up, burst I into tears. This is the confirmation that Harvey Weinstein, my career ruined, something that I suspected but that always was uncertain. Thank you, Peter Jackson for being so honest, ” said Sorvino. Judd retweette only the message of a Stuff-editor with the statement that they are the events ‘well remember’.

Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying. There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I’m just heartsick

— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) December 15, 2017

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